Installing Hass.io


Hass.io images are available for all available Raspberry Pi and Intel NUC platforms.

The recently released Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ is not yet supported.

Please remember to ensure you’re using an appropriate power supply with your Pi. Mobile chargers may not be suitable since some are designed to only provide the full power with that manufacturer’s handsets.

  • Flash the downloaded image to an SD card using Etcher.

There is an issue in the Etcher flashing process on Mac OS High Sierra. There is an easy workaround, just uncompress the image first.
bash $ bunzip2 -c resinos-hassio-1.3-raspberrypi3.img.bz2 > image.img

  • Optional - Setup the WiFi or static IP: On the SD-card, edit the system-connections/resin-sample file and follow the ResinOS howto.
  • Insert SD card to Raspberry Pi and turn it on. On first boot, it downloads the latest version of Home Assistant which takes ~20 minutes (slower/faster depending on the platform).

If your router doesn’t support mDNS then you’ll have to use the IP address of your Pi, instead of hassio.local, for example http://192.168.0.9:8123. You should be able to find the IP address of your Pi from the admin interface of your router.

If you copy over your existing Home Assistant configuration, make sure to enable the Hass.io panel by adding either discovery: or hassio: to your configuration.

Alternative: install on generic Linux server

For advanced users, it is also possible to try Hass.io on your Linux server or inside a virtual machine.

This is the list of packages you need to have available on your system that will run Hass.io if you are using Debian/Ubuntu:

  • apparmor-utils
  • apt-transport-https
  • avahi-daemon
  • ca-certificates
  • curl
  • dbus
  • jq
  • network-manager
  • socat
  • software-properties-common

To perform the Hass.io installation, run the following command as root:

$ curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/home-assistant/hassio-build/master/install/hassio_install | bash -s

When you use this installation method, the core SSH add-on may not function correctly. If that happens, use the community SSH add-on. Some of the documentation might not work for your installation either.

A detailed guide about running Hass.io as a virtual machine is available in the blog.