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How to convert SteamOS into .iso format?


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#1 snappyapple632

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 11:23 AM

Hi. I am interested in getting SteamOS (Linux based) on my Windows 7 desktop. But, I have been running to problems. The biggest one is the format. It comes as a .zip, not an .iso. Tom's guide said to use the ".iso" version and not the .zip version and provided a legit link for the download. How do I convert SteamOS into .iso format so I can copy it onto a USB flash drive and install it on my PC? Thanks.


Edited by snappyapple632, 21 September 2014 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

I have never installed steam OS. Try this video.
 

 

 

SteamOS: How to Install & Demo

http://youtu.be/bZZYgz3NzcA



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

I have never installed steam OS. Try this video.
 
 
  SteamOS: How to Install & Demo

Tried that, but when I tried to boot my PC from the USB with the Windows HDD (I have another for SteamOS) removed, my PC said, "BootMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart,"

Edited by snappyapple632, 21 September 2014 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:02 AM

1. DL the zip file

2. unzip the zip file. When it's unzipped it should be an .iso file

3. Burn the iso file to a Flashdrive (FD) of appropriate size (BURN, not copy)

4. Set up your BIOS to boot from USB

5. Place the FD in the USB port, turn on the PC, follow the directions.



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:03 AM

1. DL the zip file
2. unzip the zip file. When it's unzipped it should be an .iso file
3. Burn the iso file to a Flashdrive (FD) of appropriate size (BURN, not copy)
4. Set up your BIOS to boot from USB
5. Place the FD in the USB port, turn on the PC, follow the directions.

When I download and unzip the OS it comes as a folder with subfolders that aren't under the format of .iso, I'm going to take a look again today. I'm guessing they changed the format to make things easier.

Edited by snappyapple632, 22 September 2014 - 08:06 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:27 AM

At the following link you can download the SteamOS iso: http://repo.steampowered.com/download/



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:06 PM

At the following link you can download the SteamOS iso: http://repo.steampowered.com/download/

An .iso file, thank you! I burned it to my USB using PowerISO and I was able to boot and install SteamOS!

Edited by snappyapple632, 22 September 2014 - 07:06 PM.





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