Steam OS up for download

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#1 Edited by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#2 Posted by BadNewsBarrage (42 posts) -

Nobody cares sorry

#3 Posted by Cyberdot (3518 posts) -

Not official, so I wouldn't download it from that unknown site.

#4 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#5 Posted by BadNewsBarrage (42 posts) -

Now I have a virus, great thanks

#6 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

Not only is the xbone now useless windows is also now useless. A good day for gaming.

#7 Edited by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#8 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@juarbles said:

Not only is the xbone now useless windows is also now useless. A good day for gaming.

not even close

#9 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

OOooo. Nice! I'll go install this on my old laptop.

#10 Edited by metal_zombie (2287 posts) -

Thanks but no thanks i'm not going to download that virus or whatever it is

#11 Posted by osirisx3 (1756 posts) -

no games no download

#12 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

Thanks but no thanks i'm not going to download that virus or whatever it is

...why would it be a virus?

#13 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

ITT People who don't know what an FTP front end looks like.

#14 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

ITT People who don't know what an FTP front end looks like.

yeah, it was where it was first found to be uploaded, but for the paranoid the "build your own Steam Machine" page has a link for the Steam OS install

#15 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -

Too much hassle and "will delete windows"

#16 Posted by IgGy621985 (4627 posts) -

Too much hassle and "will delete windows"

There's this feature called "dual boot"...

#17 Posted by adamosmaki (9449 posts) -

Hmmm why the requirements for UEFI mobo though ?Was planning installing it on my old rig but it does not have a uefi mobo. Also i didnt find anywhere about the ability to dual boot .

#18 Edited by TheEroica (13307 posts) -

@juarbles: still not as useless as your posting though....

#19 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

#20 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#21 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

@GioVela2010 said:

Too much hassle and "will delete windows"

There's this feature called "dual boot"...

Not this one. IIRC it uses a propriety installer that will format your PC.

#22 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

#23 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -
#24 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -
#25 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@John_Matherson: I'm really not sure you really understand trolling. Any who, I don't really have ownership of the thread so wherever it decides to go isn't my issue

#26 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: I'm really not sure you really understand trolling. Any who, I don't really have ownership of the thread so wherever it decides to go isn't my issue

Sounds like tons of fun.

#27 Edited by IgGy621985 (4627 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@IgGy621985 said:

@GioVela2010 said:

Too much hassle and "will delete windows"

There's this feature called "dual boot"...

Not this one. IIRC it uses a propriety installer that will format your PC.

SteamOS is a Linux distribution. There must be an option to have a dual boot, just like with any other Linux distro.

#28 Edited by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@IgGy621985 said:

@GioVela2010 said:

Too much hassle and "will delete windows"

There's this feature called "dual boot"...

Not this one. IIRC it uses a propriety installer that will format your PC.

SteamOS is a Linux distribution. There must be an option to have a dual boot, just like with any other Linux distro.

There is also a Debian installer but that will also format your PC. This is in beta at the moment, you could install it in a VM.

#29 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

#30 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@John_Matherson said:

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

LMAO look at you attached to his crotch. You're throwing a tantrum right now...I actually make all of dumfucks look like idiots because in the end you run circles in my threads only to come back to points and statements I already made on the first page. People like you are threatened by any thread that's new original or makes the least bit of sense and would rather enjoy "nintendo is for kids" threads. Cry more, dumb fuck. You wouldn't know intelligence or originality if it sat on your lap and massaged your neck.

#31 Edited by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@John_Matherson said:

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

LMAO look at you attached to his crotch. You're throwing a tantrum right now...I actually make all of dumfucks look like idiots because in the end you run circles in my threads only to come back to points and statements I made in the first page. People like you are threatened by any thread that's new original or makes the least bit of sense and would rather enjoy "nintendo is for kids" threads. Cry more, dumb fuck.

#32 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@John_Matherson: yeah, it's much better than throwing temper tantrums online

#33 Posted by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@John_Matherson said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@John_Matherson said:

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

LMAO look at you attached to his crotch. You're throwing a tantrum right now...I actually make all of dumfucks look like idiots because in the end you run circles in my threads only to come back to points and statements I made in the first page. People like you are threatened by any thread that's new original or makes the least bit of sense and would rather enjoy "nintendo is for kids" threads. Cry more, dumb fuck.

I always thought emotions are the enemies or opposite of logic (which they are somewhat) but System Wars takes the crown.

#34 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

Hey @lostrib

http://w3.reddit.com/r/SteamOS/comments/1su4t1/uefi_requirement_with_steamos/ce1apdz

Workaround for installation (edit: Now Complete):

Disclaimers:

  • This configuration will automatically wipe your hard drive and install SteamOS as soon as it's finished booting. Don't use on a real computer unless you're REALLY sure.

  • I take no responsibility if you break your machine following these instructions!

  • I'm not going to "support" this installation method, it's very much a "Works for me" situation, YMMV.

These instructions assume your USB pen drive is on D: - Adjust where relevant

Step 1: Download syslinux from Here

Step 2: Download the following two Grub packages* and place them in D:\grub (you may need to create it)

Step 2: Extract the SteamOSInstaller.zip file to the root of your USB drive

Step 3: In the root of your USB drive, create a new folder called syslinux

Step 4: From the downloaded syslinux zip file, extract bios/win32 and bios/mbr into D:\syslinux\

Step 4: Open a Command Prompt as Administrator and run MAKE SURE YOU CORRECT THE DRIVE LETTER!:

d:\syslinux\win32\syslinux.exe --install --mbr --active d: 

Step 5: Create the file D:\syslinux.cfg and put in the following:

DEFAULT linux TIMEOUT 50 LABEL linux kernel install.amd/vmlinuz append initrd=install.amd/gtk/initrd.gz preseed/file=/cdrom/default.preseed DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer desktop=steamos auto=true priority=critical video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 -- quiet 

Step 6: Insert the USB drive into the target machine and boot, the installer should run.

Step 7: The installer will FAIL when attempting to install grub, as grub-pc is missing, hold Ctrl+Alt and Hit F2 to drop into a shell, hit Enter to activate it.

Step 8: Type the following and when prompted, do not select any drives, just hit OK and then 'Yes':

chroot /target /bin/bash apt-get install grub-common grub2-common dpkg -i /media/cdrom/grub/grub-pc-bin_1.99-27+deb7u1+steamos3+bsos1_amd64.deb dpkg -i /media/cdrom/grub/grub-pc_1.99-27+deb7u1+steamos3+bsos1_amd64.deb 

Step 9: Once that's complete, Hold Ctrl+Alt then hit F5 to return to the UI

Step 10: Hit 'Continue' to try grub again, this time it should run properly, say 'Yes' to installing to the MBR and the installation will complete.

Step 11: Once installation is complete, follow the rest of the guide Here

* Note that the grub packages are hosted by me, they are simply the standard debian builds with the DEBIAN/control file edited to repair dependency problems, and re-versioned to reflect their SteamOS usefulness.

-- VirtualBox Users --

To boot from USB, download this, extract plpbt.iso and boot from that, it'll allow a USB boot. Note that 'Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller' must be DISABLED.

#35 Edited by menes777 (2643 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@John_Matherson said:

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

LMAO look at you attached to his crotch. You're throwing a tantrum right now...I actually make all of dumfucks look like idiots because in the end you run circles in my threads only to come back to points and statements I already made on the first page. People like you are threatened by any thread that's new original or makes the least bit of sense and would rather enjoy "nintendo is for kids" threads. Cry more, dumb fuck. You wouldn't know intelligence or originality if it sat on your lap and massaged your neck.

LOL cry a little more please, your diaper mad comments are hilarious...

#38 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@John_Matherson: wow if I'd known making a thread would cause you to throw a fit, I would have done it sooner

#39 Edited by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@clyde46: good find. Have you tried installing it?

#40 Posted by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

LMAO Oh look...all teh usual suspects

#41 Edited by clyde46 (44983 posts) -
#42 Edited by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#43 Posted by uninspiredcup (7840 posts) -

Hello my friends, before I click this link, I must ask, will this have a boot up screen allowing me to select between this and windows 81? Thank you.

#44 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -
#45 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

Hello my friends, before I click this link, I must ask, will this have a boot up screen allowing me to select between this and windows 81? Thank you.

No.

#46 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@John_Matherson said:

@lostrib said:

@John_Matherson: and yet, here you are

Looks like you can't keep control of your thread. Funny all these trolls in here remind me of you.

You're only here cos lostrib makes you look like an idiot all the time (though you do a fine job alone in that regard) so now you have to storm in and pretend like you don't care

There's nowhere near the level of "loss of control" in here compared to the threads you make, Main reason being lostrib won't throw a tantrum swearing at everyone

LMAO look at you attached to his crotch. You're throwing a tantrum right now...I actually make all of dumfucks look like idiots because in the end you run circles in my threads only to come back to points and statements I already made on the first page. People like you are threatened by any thread that's new original or makes the least bit of sense and would rather enjoy "nintendo is for kids" threads. Cry more, dumb fuck. You wouldn't know intelligence or originality if it sat on your lap and massaged your neck.

Thank you for proving my point GLORIOUSLY.

#47 Posted by uninspiredcup (7840 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup: not at the moment, it will wipe your data

Fuck that then. What does this offer windows 8.1 does not? Aside from not having a shitty apple ripoff design, designed for apple morons on tablets?

#48 Edited by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin: but in general, please do not attach to my crotch. That's no fun for anyone

#49 Posted by clyde46 (44983 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup: not at the moment, it will wipe your data

Fuck that then. What does this offer windows 8.1 does not? Aside from not having a shitty apple ripoff design, designed for apple morons on tablets?

Its free?

#50 Posted by lostrib (34476 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: it's a beta for people that want to try out the new OS. And probably have a spare PC or drive around