I am using home assistant to control my garden, (temp, watering,humidty, etc.), and unfortunately, all solutions with an rPi seem to be highly unstable and after having it crash and burn several times, (about once a month for the past year), I had to come up with another solution.
So my solution is to take a desktop, install ubuntu, and then install HomeAssistant on that. I’ve tried various methods from comments in the community, but I have yet to find a complete step-by-step tutorial, (with nothing more than a base OS installed at the beginning), that would end up with a working HA install, similar to hassbian, in the end. I’ve run into incomplete instructions for using docker (I’m VERY familiar with linux but know next to nothing about docker), a convoluted setup using the python virtual envinronment (I ended up so far in the weeds following that tut that I couldn’t even remember where I was), and even installing to the base os,(got a working install except ZWave doesn’t appear in the menu and I know my zwave dongle is at /dev/ttyACM0 however HA says it isn’t there).
What would be nice is a tutorial that is clear and complete, or an “All In One” Installer script like they have for the rPi.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated and thank you for taking the time to read this.