I want to run a full linux (probably debian) desktop, home assistant and a small local file server on the same computer (nuc or equivalent). There seem to be a number of possible installation procedures: (note:all will use supervised home assistant)
Install Proxmox, add a desktop to Proxmox, install Home Assistant in a Proxmox container;
install Debian with desktop, install Proxmox, install HA in docker under debian
install Debian with desktop, install Proxmox, install HA in a Proxmox container
install proxmox, install HA in a Proxmox container, install debian with desktop in a Proxmox container.
In all cases, I would install the local file server in a proxmox container.
Which of the above is the best way to install? which should I avoid because it may cause problems (or not run right)?
Note: as an experiment, I installed 1) above…just to see if the desktop worked…and yes, I have both cinnamon and gnome desktops available just adding them to Proxmox which is debian based…but I really haven’t tested out the installation to see if everything works. Before I go any farther, I would like to understand why one of the install procedures is better than the others. Piecing together what I’ve found, it seems that 4) is the way to go.