Home Assistant INSTALLATION GUIDE 2020 + Key Addons

Hey Folks here’s a full guide to getting Home Assistant Up and Running on a Raspberry Pi 4 and 3 Addons that are essential to having the easiest experience with Home Assistant.

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Written Version Here:

Home Assistant Image –
Balena Etcher –
WiFi Text –

***Gear Used****


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31 Replies to “Home Assistant INSTALLATION GUIDE 2020 + Key Addons”

  1. Alex Attard

    Hi. useful guide but my Pi4 gets stuck at "Welcome to Home Assistant" and asking for a login. When I try to type in homeassistant.local:8123 or homeassistant:8123 or my IP address with :8123 at the end, it takes ages to say it can find the server cos its not responding. Not sure what I have done wrong.

  2. Pablo Trincado

    Hi Karlo. Thanks for your tutorial. I have a question. There’s any chance to up the wifi configuration on an existing HA installation? If I put the stick with the folders and file… I would work?? Thanks in advance.

  3. Hoàng Nguyễn

    Thanks for your tutorial. I have a question. After flashing HASS to my SD Card, my SD Card was divided into 2 partition, 1 is hassos-boot (around 32MB), and the other (around 30GB) and window can not read this partition. Is it normal?

  4. JM 20

    I am getting stuck on the “Preparing Home Assistant” screen. I’m not sure if it’s my internet but it’s been going for hours. I connected my RPi up to a monitor and it’s asking for the HA login, but I can’t create one since the laptop says preparing constantly. Any ideas?

  5. Joel Horner

    This video feels a bit rushed. For example, an MQTT user is created…and then never used. What was the point of walking through that, if the user is never actually "attached" to MQTT? Also, without knowing the versions, this video might not align with the latest version of Home Assistant.

  6. Norm Heath

    When trying to install MQTT , when I click on the configuration tab , there is no User tab to click on, only People and Zones. I've read there is a Expert tab to click on to make Users appear. How can i get Users or Expert to appear.

  7. Scott Crevier

    I'm confused about the microSD card. My Raspberry Pi is already up and running and I've been using it. So, do I need to take the microSD card out of the Pi and flash the image to it using balenaEtcher on my Windows computer? And if I do that, will that wipe out everything I already have on the microSD card?

  8. Ian Mcneilly

    I have two raspberry pi 4s and still cant install hassio, the installation stops at "starting eudev-3.2.9" with a lan cable connected to a wifi router and a wifi config file on the SD card – what am I doing wrong?

  9. Khaled Mechatronics

    Hey there!
    Nice tutorial, but when i download the image on the card, what shall I do next, I'm using an Ethernet cable to connect internet to the Pi, now do I do the text thing ( 4:06 ), or just continue with inserting the SD card into the Pi?

    Thank You!

  10. John Roberts

    Thanks for this tutorial… Trying to add the MQTT broker and I don't have an option for users under configuration. I have People and Zones, but no user field. Google wasn't much help here, as the only thing I found was to check the profile tab to ensure I'm an owner, which I am.

    Did something change between July and now that integrated People and Users, or is there somewhere I should start troubleshooting?

  11. Benoit Machu

    Wifi config does not work as you said
    The right procedure is :
    Optional – set up the Wi-Fi or a static IP address. There are two possible places for that:

    on a blank USB stick with a FAT32 partition having partition label CONFIG, while in its root directory, create the network/my-network file, or
    on the Home Assistant SD card’s first, bootable partition (labeled hassos-boot, might not be auto mounted in Linux) create the CONFIG/network/my-network file.
    Then for me I have time synchronized infinite search and I don’t know why

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