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Can't install Hass.io from USB on NUC?

#1

Hi!

I have bought an used NUC (DN2820FYK) to replace my RPi3B+.

I do NOT want to install Ubuntu and Docker, only the Intel NUC image.

I have flashed hassos_intel-nuc-2.12.img to an USB stick using Etcher and booted the NUC.

However, the installation of Hass.io do not start. I only get a “HassOS boot Menu”:

Nothing happens when I choose the different options. I can get a command prompt if I choose “4: Shell” but I don’t know how to start the installation:

I have tried to install Ubuntu and Windows on the NUC and this works. I have also tried the latest image hassos_intel-nuc-3.1.img from https://github.com/home-assistant/hassos/releases without success. I just can’t seem to start the HassOS install.

Please advice!

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#2

I’m pretty sure the img file is intended to be flashed directly to the device. I don’t think it is an installer

#3

I’m not sure how this would work? Should I remove the HDD from the NUC and flash using a HDD USB case?

#4

You could probably boot into a live distro and dd it from there directly to the HDD

#5

Try searching before posting? This thread looks to have your answer. Sometimes documentation is scattered.

#6

Thank you for your helpful replay @bosborne!

Of course I have searched the forums before posting. :roll_eyes:

@xbmcnut in the post you linked to did obviously get to the part when the installation started. As you can read I never got this,just a boot menu. I have flashed to the latest BIOS and formatted the HDD.

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#7

Sorry.
My preference is Linux with Hassio anyway instead of HassOs.

#8

This was my impression too. So I imaged my SSD in an external enclosure then moved it to the pc. However that post linked above implies it is able to be used as an installer.

#9

The HassOS version currently does not have an installer. You have two options.

  • [Easiest] Remove the SSD/HDD from the NUC and image the drive using Etcher or Win32 Disk Imager directly
  • [Harder] Boot to a live Linux Distro with the NUC image copied to a USB drive and use the instructions in the aforementioned thread here to image the drive using Linux commands

I’m about to attempt the 2nd option again as I got an new NUC today and it uses a mSATA drive that I currently don’t have a USB adapter for.

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