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henryxcrudos

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Screencasting VL install?
« on: September 03, 2009, 06:42:49 am »
Says the Vectorbie Questions forum "There Is No Such Thing As A 'Dumb Question'!".
Says I "I shall defy this notion and prove it wrong!".

So, I was thinking about creating a "video" ("screencast" rather) of an installation of VL Light on my laptop. I'm a newcomer to screencasting, the only thing I've done so far is FRAPSing a mission of GTA San Andreas in W*****s a few years back :D.

I cannot imagine how screencasting an installation procedure would work, as it includes partitioning, rebooting, and such.

Can anyone please point
- me into the right direction as to where I might start researching? Or suggest an application / a way of how to achieve this?
- my nose to the fact that this cannot possibly be achieved, for logical reasons?

In advanced thankfulness,
Yours truly
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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 07:01:09 am »
All installation screencasts I've seen are done inside a virtual machine (vmware or virtualbox)


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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 07:07:35 am »
definitely virtual environment

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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 07:11:36 am »
Okay, as I don't think my PIII laptop w/ 256 MB RAM and a 10GB HD will be able to host Virtualbox (or will it?), a hardware based solution is what it's got to be. I guess.
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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 07:12:13 am »
There are already a number of great screencasts available, made by stretchedthin:
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/

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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 01:57:11 pm »
I'm working on an entire section for installation.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/page
The text install is in there as well as others.  Seems I'm not doing a very good job getting the word out though. :D
You've got a good head for marketing and promotion henryxcrudos...maybe you could give me some ideas.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 02:17:45 pm by stretchedthin »
Vectorlinux screencasts and  tutorials can be found at....
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1
http://www.youtube.com/user/vid4ken?feature=mhee

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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 03:20:10 pm »
Well, yeah with that type of hardware I don't think you can get much done.

I'd start getting handy with an old vcr or dvr(dvr would be better) and feeding the video through some type of external recording device.

Prolly not the best way though

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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 01:32:39 am »
I've more or less abandoned the whole idea this morning, as OSB has it all anyway. To set you at ease, strechedthin, I have actually watched your vid about the text installer to find out how you did it :D, but for some (stupid) reason I thought it would be fun to do my own ???. Some megalomania involved on my part, I'm afraid :-\.

I read somewhere in the forum yesterday (I think it must have been that tripleRsystem marketing battle in General marketing) that it's stupid to decentralize things like documentation, howtos, etc. Can't remember who said it (and too lazy to look it up) but he/she *definitely* had a point.

Someone also was saying that OSB itself was a BAD IDEA, which I don't think. It was a bit misleading for myself first, that a whole library of screencasts was hosted off-site from VL.com, but I was pointed there from within this very forum, so I got there and it doesn't really matter that the browser bar didn't show VL.com.

As for marketing ideas for OSB: what about opensourcebistro freemail for everyone, hahaha. And seriously, I think posting your howtos in the howto section is all the marketing you need. You will be aware that a freeform G**gle search with keywords "vectorlinux video" and "vectorlinux screencast" give your "Linux Video Tutorials on VectorLinux. (Independent effort..for the time being.)" thread as second and third result respectively, so everybody that is actually looking for a vid/SC instead of plaintext help will find you. Great job!

Thanks, everyone!
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Re: Screencasting VL install?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 01:44:04 am »
Maybe we should put a link in the main vl page (in the apropiate section, that I don't know which is atm).

Many people just don't enter the forums and aren't aware of what is happening inside the vl community. 
We should publish a little more about vlcore ( http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/trac/vlcore/ ) . It's the site where we want to derive the main development of future versions of VL and vl projects.

Obviously, we're open to new volunteers.

Cheers