Alright, so I got this thing running on my laptop. But I'm having some kind of issue with the MBR I believe. When I reboot it goes into the grub rescue thing. Which I have no idea how to use. But I've found that my 2 OS's are still functioning if I can manage to get into the bios and restart. It's like half a second time from power on to this grub menu and near impossible to hit a button before it boots.
I'm completely underwhelmed. It's just steam big picture with about 10 total games that work on linux right now. I guess if I had a use for steam big picture maybe I would use it. I have not really messed with big picture at all. I did like the way the store displays the individual game detail page though. But navigating up to that point, I'd rather use the normal steam store.
Maybe there is a way to launch the steam OS from grub, but I'm lost. Oh well, I'll probably remove the partition and get rid of it, unless I get the streaming beta.
Just in case anyone has any helpful hints.
It tells me no such device and lists this long code and then I get a "grub rescue>" command prompt.
My laptop has a 256g SSD with a bunch of partitions and windows8. It's how it came I didn't mess with it.
It has a 1tb HD which I split 500g for NTFS and 500g I split according the the FAQ I used to install this modded steamOS.
8gb partition for base steam os
3gb for a swap partition
8gb for a recovery partition
Whatever was left was used for games, 400+gigs.
When I managed to get into the BIOS I noticed the boot option for steamOS lists the SSD drive.
Now that I write it all out I think I might know what I missed, I'll have to see if google can help me fix it. Otherwise I'm just going to get rid of it and fix my windows MBR.
: I just removed the partitions and set me back to normal. I'll try again when they update the OS a little more and have an official installer with dual booting options.
The valve installer now is going to wipe whatever your first drive is, and possibly others too. I don't know for sure on that.Edited by Yrd - 1/12/14 at 12:51am