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Is there a possible way of taking a picture of my bootmenu ? example : http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:xOLNRxyhahN-FM:http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Cocasoca/grub2.jpg&t=1

( note : cellphone pictures are excluded -> i have a low pixel cellphone cam :( )

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It would be difficult, is a (half decent) digital camera out of the question? –  Callum Rogers Oct 30 '10 at 22:49
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Boot the disk from under VirtualBox. You'll need to do this from another installation (or perhaps Live -- otherwise the disk won't be available for VirtualBox to control) and you just add the disk (you can add real disks) as the primary drive.

Anyway, once you're in, VirtualBox will let you take a screenshot.

Otherwise you could use a video-out (s-video or composite, whatever, if anything, your computer supports) and another computer with a video capture card. You can use VGA if you have a VGA capture card but most people don't. Then just capture all the video output from the first computer on the second. Bit of a task if you ask me but it's worth it for serious video recording.

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I'm guessing the reason he wants to take a picture of grub is that he has some problem or error message he wants to record. If he uses virtualbox it will be a different setup and this problem may not occur. –  Callum Rogers Oct 30 '10 at 22:57
    
I don't agree with your analysis. When people say they want a picture of their boot menu, I hear they want a picture of their boot menu, not errors that show up afterwards (which, I agree would likely not show). Grub is going to look exactly the same on bare metal or virtualised. –  Oli Oct 30 '10 at 23:09
    
Or at least to show what's coming up to help diagnose an error: askubuntu.com/questions/10503/boot-takes-a-lot-of-time –  Oli Oct 30 '10 at 23:11
    
thank you for the ideas .. especially the video-out thing is something i didn't thought of. –  Jai Puri Oct 30 '10 at 23:51
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My first answer gives you some options for low-level video/image capture.

But I've noticed you started another thread on a particular issue you get following grub. If you're just trying to tell us grub's available options, the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg will do.

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