Bought a Home Assistant Blue/ODroid N2+ for my first experience with a DIY Smart Home. I thoroughly jacked things up to the point of wanting to start this all over again. Using BalenaEtcher and the instructions found here: Common Tasks - Operating System - Home Assistant, I succeeded in reflashing the eMMC.
However, when I ADD NODE (a multi-sensor) from the “Manage Your Z-Wave Network”, the new/current installation recalls the Node number that the sensor was on in the last installation. I don’t understand how this is possible. I remember my Windows Visual Basic days and the need for Garbage Collection.
Is the entire file system (including data) for the Core, Supervisor, and Home Assistant in the /dev/mmcblk0 folder?
I would like to Linux-command, “rm *” all of it. That is, “nuke” everything but the Linux OS, and then reflash. As the administrator, I don’t want to destroy any OS files.
Can I just “nuke” the entire eMMC with an “rm” command in the root directory and then reflash? Will Linux protect system files from an administrator like me?