Own voice assistant: offline, secure and individual with Home Assistant Part: 2 – Installation

After the correct software selection comes the installation of Home Assistant. The simplest specified variant of the installation is to download the image of HassOS and use it as an operating system on a Raspberry Pi instead of e.g. Rhaspbian. With my VBox setup there are also pre-built vdi files (pre-installed HassOS for VBox).

Manual installation of Home Assistant on Ubuntu 18.04

For more control during the installation I decided for the manual version but first I create a new Vitual Machine. As sizes, I chose 100GB of memory and 6GB of Ram as well as 2 CPU cores. My OS is as always Ubuntu LTS 18.04. After the VM installation was complete, I followed the official instructions.

The first work of the required packages takes the longest during the installation. If you have installed everything you need, you can also switch to your own website of Hass.io. There it was easy to specify my location and the system also found my Sonos system. After a short room layout of the loudspeakers I was already on the start page.

Home Assistant first advises installing the Samba add-on and the SSH add-on so that it is easier to exchange files.

In the next part (Part 3) I will go into configuring Home Assistant with Rhasspy.


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