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I've tried to set it up myself, but haven't had much luck. Just wondering about other peoples experiences and if anyone can give me any tips.

 

The main issue that I have is that after it installs after the first reboot is that it gets stuck and only a black screen with lines is seen, sometimes it gets stuck on the grub menu. When I changed VNC drivers there was a black screen with a big mouse like others have reported.

 

Tried changing the bios, though that didn't do much.

 

 

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I'm having this same issue. Doesn't seems like a common to be installed via VM on unraid though, hence the lack of support...

 

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I have it installed and working fine using Q35 and OVMF with a dedicated GPU. Didn't have any problems installing it as it was pretty straight forward. I haven't used it in ages though.

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Ahh that may be the difference - dedicated GPU.

 

What happens with me, is that i can see everything on the console up until it gets to the desktop. At the desktop it appears to download a 350 mb update and at the conclusion of the update it reboots and is never seen again. Just a blank screen with an enlarged mouse cursor. 

 

However, steamos specifically states that it supports intel gpu.. so theoretically it should work, 

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I used a nVidia GTX 750 for mine. I use all nVidia GPUs in my builds as you can see in my signature.

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I'm running a i7-4970 on a Asus Z87-A with 24GB RAM and a GTX970.

 

I have a W10 VM running with dedicated GPU.

I'm unable to install a VM with SteamOS. I stop my W10 and use the same settings...

When the installer ISO boots it gives me a menu, I can select any of them.

Then I get a black screen on top of most of the screen. Nothing more happens.

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On 9/10/2019 at 10:35 AM, Cirion said:

I'm running a i7-4970 on a Asus Z87-A with 24GB RAM and a GTX970.

 

I have a W10 VM running with dedicated GPU.

I'm unable to install a VM with SteamOS. I stop my W10 and use the same settings...

When the installer ISO boots it gives me a menu, I can select any of them.

Then I get a black screen on top of most of the screen. Nothing more happens.

I have same issue. Using threadripper and gtx980ti. Downloaded steamos file from http://repo.steampowered.com/download/

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I tried it on my Threadripper with GTX 2060 and it does not work either, same problem. I have tried several linux distros in vm on Unraid that have not worked for me also.

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Are all you you guys with issues possibly trying to run this with a single video card installed IE Unraid in a Headless mode. Dedicating your one GPU to the SteamOS? If so. Are yall all remembering to use a known good Video bios? The issues many of you are describing sounds very similar to what happens when you attempt to do the same with a windows installation. Windows installs/loads fine without a good video bios, but goes to crap right after installation of video drivers. Which is what it sounds like SteamOS might be doing shortly after its install.

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1 hour ago, metathias said:

Are all you you guys with issues possibly trying to run this with a single video card installed IE Unraid in a Headless mode. Dedicating your one GPU to the SteamOS? If so. Are yall all remembering to use a known good Video bios? The issues many of you are describing sounds very similar to what happens when you attempt to do the same with a windows installation. Windows installs/loads fine without a good video bios, but goes to crap right after installation of video drivers. Which is what it sounds like SteamOS might be doing shortly after its install.

Yes, using an actual bios dump from my video card with header removed. Same bios being used in Windows 10 vm that works just fine. Yes the Windows 10 vm is not running if you are thinking that.

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