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Author Topic: SteamOS Beta is Available for download  (Read 2485 times)

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SteamOS Beta is Available for download
« on: December 14, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »
Article on Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.co...-download-1482911466

Link to download: http://repo.steampowered.com/download/

Install instructions from Steam FAQ

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Q: How do I install SteamOS?
There are two different install methods for SteamOS. '''WARNING: BOTH METHODS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON THE MACHINE'''

The easiest method is an image-based install using CloneZilla. You will need to create a SteamOS System Restore USB stick to perform this install. The image provided here requires at least a 1TB disk.

  • Format a 4GB or larger USB stick with the FAT32 filesystem.
  • Use "SYSRESTORE" as the partition name
  • Unzip the contents of SYSRESTORE.zip to this USB stick to create the System Restore USB stick
  • Put the System Restore USB stick in your target machine.
  • Boot your machine and tell the BIOS to boot off the stick. (usually something like F8, F11 or F12 will bring up the BIOS boot menu).
  • Make sure you select the UEFI entry, it may look something like "UEFI: Patriot Memory PMAP"
  • Select "Restore Entire Disk" from the GRUB menu.
  • System Restore will proceed automatically. When it is complete it will reboot into your freshly re-imaged SteamOS
The second method is based on the Debian Installer. It requires multiple configuration steps:

  • Unzip the SteamOSInstaller.zip file to a blank, FAT32-formatted USB stick.
  • Put the USB stick in your target machine.
  • Boot your machine and tell the BIOS to boot off the stick. (usually something like F8, F11, or F12 will bring up the BIOS boot menu).
  • Make sure you select the UEFI entry, it may look something like "UEFI: Patriot Memory PMAP"
  • Pick "Automated Install" from the next menu.
  • The rest of the installation is unattended and will repartition the drive and install SteamOS.
  • After installation is complete, log onto the resulting system (using the Gnome session) with the predefined "steam" account. The password is "steam".
  • Run steam, accept the EULA, and let it bootstrap.
  • Logoff the steam account
  • Log on with the "desktop" account.
  • The password is "desktop"
  • From a terminal window, run ~/post_logon.sh. This will prompt for a password - enter "desktop".
  • This script will perform the post-install customizations, delete itself, then reboot into the recovery partition capture utility.
  • Confirm "y" to continue and the recovery partition will be created. When it is finished, reboot into your freshly installed SteamOS.

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Re: SteamOS Beta is Available for download
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 05:19:28 PM »
PSA:

SteamOS is not meant to replace your desktop OS:

http://imgur.com/Gsun97X


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Re: SteamOS Beta is Available for download
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 07:54:42 PM »