I am admittedly a complete noob at homeassistant and raspberry pi, but I do have some coding and programming experience and I need some help…
So, I have my new shiny model 4, i have flashed an sd card using balena. That’s where it gets complicated for me.
I am using these instructions: https://www.home-assistant.io/hassio/installation/
I put the flashed card into the pi and powered it on, and I am seeing a stream of console messages. Note that this auto-loaded and all I have done is put the card into the pi and turned it on, nothing else.
I do not know if I have done this correct. The instructions say after flashing the sd card I need to load it into my virtual machine environment.
I don’t have one - how do I get one? Do I need one or do I let this continue?