Thanks for your reply Allan,
I guess out of my frustration I didn’t give all the information to you. during the first post, i was tethered to my phone and I did see it connected to my phone tether. The later post when I referred to the router, I was attempting to connect it to my home network. I plugged it into the Ethernet with no luck and WiFi and no luck there also. Sorry I didn’t make that clear the first time.
Out of all the times I have attempted to install the HASS OS, can the PI hold on to data without the SD card? If so, can it be cleaned up so I can start over?
Part of my frustration is that all the tutorials I come across refer to Resin OS. They edit a network config file that resides on the SD card with the OS. I can’t find no such config file on the new HASS OS. I assume that is where they create a password to log into after the PI boots up.
As for [email protected] and PuTTy, I was referring to an install tutorial that booted up the PI and went into Putty to configure the OS. All these tutorials claim to get their HASS OS from the same location. https://www.home-assistant.io/hassio/installation/. I think there’s just a few small steps between loading the SD card with the OS on the PI and logging into the PI from another source. Such as a browser from another device. As a noob, this seems foreign to me. To be able to log into a device that has not yet been configured. I would think I would have to configure the OS from the device before being able to connect to it.
Last night I had the “headless” PI connect to my phone over WiFi but didn’t know how to log into it. Now I try to connect it to my phone again and it will not connect, even after multiple tries. Later tonight I will attempt to connect it to my computer, right now I’m away from it.
The headless HASS OS will not recognize the $ sign or sudo commands (which I know very little about). In fact, it looks like there is very little that could be done through the root interface.