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ILOVEPIE Dec 15, 2013 @ 9:25pm
Tentative Dual-Boot Patch for SteamOS Installer
This uses an edited config file to let the user change settings in the partition editor before the installer partitions the drive.

Don't use this if you don't know what your doing.

Link to patched default.preseed:
http://pastebin.com/i0JYyPe9
Edit:
until i get a patched post_install.sh set up please do not attempt this

I'm not responsible if you screw up your computer.
Last edited by ILOVEPIE; Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:44pm
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Theswweet Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:13pm 
You'll need to edit the post-install script too. But... I'd wager that wouldn't be something that you could fox for everyone. Better to just delete the portion that makes a backup of the system, and have users backup themselves.
ILOVEPIE Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
Yeah I'll look into that...
Theswweet Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
Yeah. The one that runs after the Debian installer finishes is mostly to capture the install after it's fresh. It has references to the default positions for the files... but since it's to backup everything, it should be safe to delete it. Anyone that would be modifying that file in the first place knows what they're doing... hopefully.

I haven't checked the one you run in GNOME yet. I'll get back to you on it later.
Last edited by Theswweet; Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:23pm
aviau Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
I already had my home-made steambox with xbmc.

What I did to dual-boot:
- Add 1 HDD
- Unplug my current hdd
- Install steamos
- re-plug my xbmc hdd and update-grub.

Now I choose between steamos and xbmc-homemade-steamos at boot.
Last edited by aviau; Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:27pm
ILOVEPIE Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Originally posted by ReAzem:
I already had my home-made steambox with xbmc.

What I did to dual-boot:
- Add 1 HDD
- Unplug my current hdd
- Install steamos
- re-plug my xbmc hdd and update-grub.

Now I choose between steamos and xbmc-homemade-steamos at boot.

This lets you do it without unplugging or it lets you install on the same harddrive wheras yours requires unplugging and separate hard drives, however yours is probably safer at the moment.
Last edited by ILOVEPIE; Dec 16, 2013 @ 1:49pm
Unyieldingly Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
did you post this on gethub?
ILOVEPIE Dec 26, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
no
Petrus_Rex Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:39am 
Hello, do you have some news about your patch? Or simply multibooting?

Maybe would it work if you do like this : Install Debian (Wheezy), and then use the SteamOS repository?
ILOVEPIE Jan 16, 2014 @ 2:24pm 
You can try the patch it hasn't been thuroughly tested although i've been told it may cause issues with the backup scripts, which you could try disabling
directhex Jan 16, 2014 @ 4:31pm 
This stuff has been handled for a while in my own replacement installer.
ILOVEPIE Jan 16, 2014 @ 5:47pm 
Good for you nobody cares.
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Date Posted: Dec 15, 2013 @ 9:25pm
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