Hi, I am totally new to homeassistant and spent some time trying to install. I need help to resolve much confusion between installation options. I have seen may attempts to clarify, but I am still not totally clear so any help would be appreciated.
Attempt 1. Install on local OS using pip works fine (sudo pip3 install homeassistant), I can get the UI on port 8123 and can configure dashboard, all good, but there are no addons as shown in the hass dot io install option.
I read that it needed to be a hassio home assistant docker image for the add-on feature.
My hardware is aarch64, docker is version 18.06.1-ce, and I followed the installation instructions to install corresponding docker image for aarch64 as follows;
chmod 701 hassio_install
./hassio_install -m aarch64
then I run portainer as follows
sudo docker run -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer
I see three docker containers
homeassistant is not running, when I start it, it stops after a few seconds with an error relating to incompatible container for aarch64, is that true
Now my confusion comes from hassio, is this the hypervisor or a container that I need to ssh into, should there be a hassio container that contains home assistant that is not there, what is difference between hass dot io and hassio and home assistant on hassio vs hassio-supervisor and home assistant containers,
This is what I found, please confirm or clarify,
IF you installed home assistant on Docker, you you are not running hassio.
If you are not running hassio, you will not have hassio menu or add-ons
You cannot “install” hassio on top of home assistant, it is its own instance of home assistant.
You can replicate everything that you can get in hassio with just normal docker containers. You don’t NEED hassio.
Hassio is like resin dot io, now balena
hass dot io is home assistant on hassio as a combined package
hass dot io is typically installed via a container
hassio_supervisor is installed first
hass dot io homeassistant container is then installed
but on aarch64, the container does not run due to aarch64 compatibility issues
can install homeassistant via pip3 and will run on local OS, no docker
but cant run addons in local os because add-ons are docker images too.
docker is like virtual hypervisor, but docker re-uses OS components
that is why docker images need to be compiled for specific architectures
Where does that leave me with my aarch64 docker install, is it possible and if so, how should i do it so that the container runs.
Apologies for the long message, but hope this explains the problem.