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[Guide] Installing SteamOS on VMware Workstation 10 in Windows 8.1


SteamOS is the first gaming Linux-based operating system development by Valve Corporation. The base system draws from Debian 7, code named Debian Wheezy
SteamOS is designed primarily for playing video games.
[Guide] Installing SteamOS on VMware Workstation in Windows 8.1 13The current system requirements for SteamOS,
Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
4GB or more RAM
500 GB hard Disk space
NVIDIA graphics card
UEFI boot support and USB port for installation
So let start first Download SteamOS
Now create New Virtual Machine in VMware workstation 10, in my case I have used below configuration for my new VM for StreamOS,
Hardware Compatibility set to VMware Workstation 10
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Guest Operating System – Linux, Debian 7 64-bit
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  • Hardware Configuration - 2vCPU, 4GB RAM, 40GB Hard Disk  [Guide] Installing SteamOS on VMware Workstation in Windows 8.1 04
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    Now edit Virtual Machine configuration file (vmx) and add entry firmware = “efi” as shown below,
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    Now mount downloaded ISO Image to StreamOS virtual machine, now with this version of StreamOS there is no need to convert StreamOS files to ISO, as StreamOS provides ISO image directly.
  • StreamOS setup is very easy & straight forward, just select “Automated install (WILL ERASE DISK!) and enter. Setup will take 10 minutes to complete the installation of StreamOS.
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    Click Continue to reboot and finish the installation.
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    On logon screen enter default username and password and graphical user interface as GNOME.
    Username – steam 
    Password steam
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    To check Debian version enter below command,
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    Now open steam & read and accept SteamOS terms to continue.
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    SteamOS will download some updates before playing games.
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    Now create New Stream Account or Login to an existing account.
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    To install VMware Tools on SteamOS virtual machine, check my below guide,