In this step you download the latest Hassbian image from the Internet, write the contents of the downloaded image to a micro-sd card and then boot the Pi up with the micro-sd media.
- Click this link: https://github.com/home-assistant/pi-gen/releases/latest. The link will always give you the latest version of Hassbian
- Download the ZIP file, in this example, it’s image_2017-10-11-Hassbian.zip (Note this file name is for v1.3.1. Future releases will have a different file name):
- Decompress the file you’ve downloaded using your favourite decompressor (Explorer, WinZip, WinRAR, etc) to get the IMG file:
- Download Etcher: Click link (Select the correct platform for your computer).
- Install Etcher by double clicking the file downloaded from step 4. If prompted with a Security Warning, click the ‘Run‘ button.
- Click ‘I Agree’:
- Wait for installation to finish:
- Etcher should start automatically, click the ‘Select Image‘ button:
- A File selection dialog will appear. Select the IMG file you have extracted in step 3.
- Now insert the micro-sd into a card reader and connect it to the PC. Your Operating System may pop up warnings telling you it needs to format (or mount) the micro-sd card. Just cancel all of them.
- The middile picture should be updated automatically (I’m using a 16 GB card). Now click the ‘Flash‘ button:
- If Windows popped up a ‘Windows Access Control’ dialog. Click ‘Yes’. The third picture should be saying ‘flashing‘, like so:
- After flashing, Etcher will verify for any errors. Wait patiently for everything to finish.
- Your micro-sd card is now ready for your Raspberry Pi
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Comment from: Dmitry Novikov Visitor
It is very interesting that I cam use Pi to install Snakeoil. any special image required?
Comment from: Member
ARMv7 edition of Snakeoil is not ready yet. Hopefully I can find some time to implement that in the coming months.
Comment from: jucas_pt Visitor
Great article, I just add one thing…you should tell to look for the permissions of the folders where the private keys are. I’ve got some issues when i tried to connect to HTTPs and was resolve by changing the permissions of home assistant user for that folders.
Maybe because of the version of hass.io - 0.82.1
Comment from: clplarry Visitor
Is the IMG file of Snakeoil ready for Raspberry Pi 3B installation? Is it as easy as volumio or Runeaudio for installation of the Snakeoil just by flashing it onto a micro SD card and inserting it to the Raspberry Pi so simple? Where is the location of all the OS installation files stored on the web? Can I have the relevant link here to search them out and have a trial?
Comment from: Member
Yes, the IMG file works with all versions of Raspberry Pis - mainly because it’s 32 bits.
All the Intel ISOs and IMGs are in one location, follow the “Version” link in this article to get the latest image to use.