This is a dump of me setting up Home Assistant on a Pine64 board I have. I am used to OpenHAB and have created bindings for it so this should be a new challenge and a way to see how well it works.
The reason I am heading towards Home Assistant is the components it support fit some of my needs better. Also time to get to know python better 🙂
- Get DietPi, I am using DietPi_v127_PineA64-arm64-(Jessie) for this so over time some of the items may change, if you know what you are doing you should be good. It can be found at http://dietpi.com/
- Write it to a SD card and boot the Pine64 up with the card in the SD slot.
- Find it on the network! I just looked at the DHCP logs for my router. It I hard wired into the network so easy to find.
- Use a SSH client(Kitty) to connect to it, it will prompt you a few times and update. I will assume you can handle this, eventually you will connect to the Pine64 and have a system ready to go. Login details:
username = root
password = dietpi
Things you should do.
- Change the root password.
- Update the firmware as needed.
- Install Samba or FTP server is you want to edit remotely.
- User setup, I like to create a user for my own use. So being creative I shall call it fred! Make sure you add it to the sudo group to run admin commands.
sudo adduser fred
sudo adduser fred sudo
- Install python 3:
sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip
- Install Home Assistant
pip3 install homeassistant
- Start Home Assistant: