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Video guide to install OpenBSD 7.1 with the GNOME desktop

Written by Solène, on 23 April 2022.
Tags: #how-to #openbsd #video #gnome

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Introduction §

I asked the community recently if they would like to have a video tutorial about installing OpenBSD, many people answered yes so here it is! I hope you will enjoy it, I'm quite happy of the result while I'm not myself fan of watching video tutorials.

The links §

The videos are published on Peertube, but you are free to reupload them on YouTube if you want to, the licence permits it. I won't publish on YouTube because I don't want to feed this platform.

The English video has Italian subtitles that have been provided by a fellow reader.

[English] Guide to install OpenBSD 7.1 with the GNOME desktop

[French] Guide vidéo d'installation d'OpenBSD de A à Z avec l'environnement GNOME

Why not having used a VM? §

I really wanted to use a real hardware (an IBM ThinkPad T400 with an old Core 2 Duo) instead of a virtual machine because it feels a lot more real (WoW :D) and has real world quirks like firmwares that would be avoided in a VM.

Youtube Links §

If you prefer YouTube, someone republished the video on this Google proprietary platform.

[YOUTUBE] [English] Guide to install OpenBSD 7.1 with the GNOME desktop

[YOUTUBE] [French] Guide vidéo d'installation d'OpenBSD de A à Z avec l'environnement GNOME

Making-off §

I rarely make videos, and it was a first time for me to create this, so I wanted to share about how I made it because it was very amateurish and weird :D

My first setup trying to record the screen of a laptop using another laptop and an USB camera, it didn't work well

My first setup trying to record the screen of a laptop using another laptop and an USB camera, it didn

My second setup, with a GoPro camera more or less correctly aligned with the laptop screen

My second setup, with a GoPro camera more or less correctly aligned with the laptop screen

The first part on Linux was recorded locally with ffmpeg from the T400 computer, the rest is recorded with the GoPro camera, I applied a few filters with the shotcut video editing software to flatten the picture (the lens is crazy on the GoPro).

I spent like 8 hours to create the video, most of the time was editing, blurring my Wi-Fi password, adjusting the speed of the sequences, and once the video was done I recorded my audio comment (using a USB Rode microphone) while watching it, I did it in English and in French, and used shotcut again to sync the audio with the video and merge them together.