A Non-UEFI SteamOS Image Has Been Developed By The Community

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Valve has released the first Beta version of SteamOS last week. It requires UEFI support, Intel or AMD 64-bit processor, 4GB or more memory, 500GB or larger disk and NVIDIA, AMD or Intel GPUs.

A community image of SteamOS 1.0 Beta has been created, for the computers not compatible with the UEFI secure boot. A third party geek has replaced grub-efi to grub-pc for bypassing the UEFI dependencies, added the apt-cdrom repository and edited the default.preseed file, in order to enable the users to manually create partitions.

Also, the community image of SteamOS has been created by using grub-mkrescue, with the original grub.cfg file. Installation instructions and download links are provided on Reddit.

A Non-UEFI SteamOS Image Has Been Developed By The Community

For those who don’t know yet, Valve, now a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here.

The first Beta version of SteamOS 1.0 (which has been released a week ago) is a customized Debian Wheezy system, running on Kernel 3.10.11, back-porting fresh Nvidia, Catalyst and Mesa binary drivers, uses SysVinit as the system’s default event manager, a personalized GNOME 3.4 as the default desktop environment for the Big Picture mode and Xcompmgr, a lightweight graphics compositor.

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