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MRORANGE
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(12-13-2013, 11:17 PM)
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Remember this is a beta release and not the final product.

http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/

http://steamdb.info/blog/35/ 960MB <--- there is a link to a unofficial torrent, use at own risk.

http://repo.steampowered.com

- SteamOS is based on Debian 7.1 Wheezy
- Music & TV/Movies do not seem to be in this build

github: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS

Use a VM Application if you're unsure on how to to install it on a PC first.


FAQ: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ste...4395741989999/



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

Last edited by MRORANGE; 12-14-2013 at 01:16 AM.
C00kie M0nster
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(12-13-2013, 11:18 PM)
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Symphonic
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(12-13-2013, 11:18 PM)
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What's the barebones way to install this?
Barzul
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(12-13-2013, 11:19 PM)
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Oh snap.
sekrit
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(12-13-2013, 11:19 PM)
That one thread is not enough?
polyh3dron
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(12-13-2013, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by sekrit

That one thread is not enough?

new thread for new news
jabuseika
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(12-13-2013, 11:20 PM)
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VirtualBox ready.
Fantasy Final
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(12-13-2013, 11:20 PM)
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downloading VirtualBox for this
polyh3dron
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(12-13-2013, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Symphonic

What's the barebones way to install this?

Use a VM like the aforementioned VirtualBox.
neoanarch
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(12-13-2013, 11:21 PM)
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EXCITE

please wait for me to fiish the dl
ScepticMatt
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(12-13-2013, 11:21 PM)
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sssslow download :(
edit: and download crashed. mirror?
Valtýr
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(12-13-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Download keeps failing. Mirror?
CountAntonius
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(12-13-2013, 11:23 PM)
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Nice. Looking forward to impressions.
Nzyme32
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(12-13-2013, 11:23 PM)
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Ever disconnecting download...
jabuseika
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(12-13-2013, 11:23 PM)
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That poor server, we need a torrent.
Phrozenflame500
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(12-13-2013, 11:23 PM)
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200kb/s and the download drops a few seconds in. Looks like the server is being pushed to its limit.
HolyBaikal
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(12-13-2013, 11:24 PM)
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I already use and prefer Ubuntu to Windows outside of exclusive software.

I'm looking forward to installing an alternate boot of this. I hope it will be easy and the create something like "wubi" for it.
I'm also looking forward to seeing how quickly it gets ports of software.

I'm crossing my fingers that this quickly develops and turns into the best Linux distribution.
Fantasy Final
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(12-13-2013, 11:24 PM)
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Keeps getting disconnected
neoanarch
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(12-13-2013, 11:24 PM)
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Download keeps stalling, downthemall keep saving me from redownloading.
FStop7
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(12-13-2013, 11:24 PM)
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The true next gen console has arrived.
plainr_
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(12-13-2013, 11:25 PM)
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Wooo. Gonna try this in a bit.
ScepticMatt
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(12-13-2013, 11:25 PM)
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someone please put up a torrent, i can seed 20MB/s+
sofiabudapest
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(12-13-2013, 11:25 PM)
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My laptop is not ready
Milchmann
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(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
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Mirror or torrent, anyone?
TAJ
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(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
Oh boy, an OS that can only play Linux games. Wait, not even that... only the Linux games on Steam.
But it's FREE... like Linux, lol.
Finalizer
(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
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gib torrent
Nzyme32
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(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
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We're gonna have to wait on this being uploaded somewhere else
Arkanius
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(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
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GET HYPE.
I wonder if it's a good replacement for a full distro
Ferrio
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(12-13-2013, 11:26 PM)
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Going to need a torrent... this poor thing can't keep up.
SalsaShark
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(12-13-2013, 11:27 PM)
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lookin forward to impressions
trulsnes
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(12-13-2013, 11:28 PM)
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So.. comes with full gnome 3 desktop apparently
Intheflorsh
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(12-13-2013, 11:28 PM)
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The download is achingly slow, at this rate I'm going to have to wait for Valve or someone friendly to release a torrent.
Gangxxter
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(12-13-2013, 11:28 PM)
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Yeah, need a legit torrent.
sekrit
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(12-13-2013, 11:29 PM)
Yeah it keeps cutting the dl.
Anteater
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(12-13-2013, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by TAJ

Oh boy, an OS that can only play Linux games. Wait, not even that... only the Linux games on Steam.
But it's FREE... like Linux, lol.

Well they gotta start somewhere and what better time to start than now? It's like launching new consoles without backward compatibility, it will be pretty barebone at the beginning.
t00t
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(12-13-2013, 11:29 PM)
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How long until somebody manages to hack this onto PS4 / Xbox One...?
Nibel
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(12-13-2013, 11:29 PM)
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Are there screenshots available yet?
Dreams-Visions
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(12-13-2013, 11:30 PM)
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the revolution will not be televised.

...because it will be on the internet and on our computers.

let's get it crackin.
ElementJJ
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(12-13-2013, 11:30 PM)
Screenshots if possible?
ashecitism
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(12-13-2013, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Are there screenshots available yet?

http://steamdb.info/blog/35/

it's getting updated
Ferrio
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(12-13-2013, 11:30 PM)
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Who's bright idea was to put this up on a single download link, with no mirrors or torrents...
Intheflorsh
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(12-13-2013, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by TAJ

Oh boy, an OS that can only play Linux games. Wait, not even that... only the Linux games on Steam.
But it's FREE... like Linux, lol.

Still more games than the Xbox One or the PS4. Better ones, too ;)
plainr_
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(12-13-2013, 11:31 PM)
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Someone upload to MEGA stat.
ScepticMatt
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(12-13-2013, 11:31 PM)
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Got a download manager with auto-retry running at 20% now.
Still 30 minutes left on gigabit fibre.
TAJ
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(12-13-2013, 11:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Anteater

Well they gotta start somewhere and what better time to start than now? It's like launching new consoles without backward compatibility, it will be pretty barebone at the beginning.

I do think their fears about Windows openness are justified. They just have mountains to climb to get this thing viable.
I'd definitely prefer Valve overlords to MS overlords.
Last edited by TAJ; 12-13-2013 at 11:33 PM.
Nzyme32
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(12-13-2013, 11:31 PM)
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steampowered.com/steamosbeta now redirects to store through steampowered.com/steamos/beta........................ progress
robotrock
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(12-13-2013, 11:31 PM)
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Does the streaming work on this build?
Fried Food
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(12-13-2013, 11:32 PM)
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so all my games will run at least 25% faster right?
Madrugador
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(12-13-2013, 11:32 PM)
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I want to see a video of this working before I try installing it.
Grief.exe
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(12-13-2013, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Are there screenshots available yet?


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