Installation on a Armbian system

armbian runs on a wide-variety of ARM development boards. Currently there are around 50 boards supported inclusive the OrangePi family, Cubieboard, Pine64, and Odroid.

Setup Python and pip:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-pip

Now that you installed python, there are two ways to install Home Assistant:

  1. It is recommended to install Home Assistant in a virtual environment to avoid using root, using the VirtualEnv instructions
  2. Alternatively, you can install Home Assistant for the user you created when first booting Armbian:
sudo pip3 install homeassistant
hass --open-ui

Running these commands will:

  • Install Home Assistant
  • Launch Home Assistant and serve the web interface on http://localhost:8123
  • the configuration files will be created in /home/{user}/.homeassistant