Steam OS Bootable DVD Installer Method 1

The below method is untested, and not recommended for new users.  Credit to this method goes to Div on the Steam Community forums.  This method is UEFI only!

First you need xorriso, if you are running debian-based linux, you can simply type

apt-get install xorriso

Make sure you downloaded and unzip SteamOSInstaller (in my case I unzip it to /tmp/SteamOSInstaller)

Then run following code

xorriso -as mkisofs -r -checksum_algorithm_iso md5,sha1 -V 'Steam OS' \
-o /tmp/SteamOSInstaller.iso -J -joliet-long -cache-inodes -no-emul-boot \
-boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -eltorito-alt-boot --efi-boot boot/grub/efi.img \
-append_partition 2 0x01 /tmp/SteamOSInstaller/boot/grub/efi.img \
-partition_offset 16 /tmp/SteamOSInstaller

It will create an iso named SteamOSInstaller.iso under /tmp folder (You can change command accordingly so that it will write to a different folder). Then you can load it into a virtual machine, or burn it to a DVD to boot the installer.

(You need a UEFI system to boot the image)


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