Stuck at preparing MiniAir11 Celeron

I purchased a Geekom miniair11 and installed Home Assistant on it through an Ubuntu usb stick. Prior to installing Home Assistant, I had internet access through the original Windows 11 on the machine and through the Ubuntu OS on the usb stick. I suspect I am having connect errors. It is stuck on the prepraring phase. I have seen other have problem with a Raspberry PI but not a mini PC. Here is a portion of the log

23-09-07 12:15:02 ERROR (MainThread) [supervisor.docker.interface] Can’t install 500 Server Error for http+docker://localhost/v1.42/images/create?tag=2023.9.0& Internal Server Error (“Get “”: net/http: request canceled while waiting for connection (Client.Timeout exceeded while awaiting headers)”)
23-09-07 12:15:02 WARNING (MainThread) [supervisor.homeassistant.core] Error on Home Assistant installation. Retry in 30sec
23-09-07 12:15:32 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.docker.interface] Updating image to
23-09-07 12:15:32 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.docker.interface] Downloading docker image with tag 2023.9.0.

Did you flash with Balena Etcher ?

Yes. Home Assistant appears to boot on the miniair. I get the Home assistant command line.

Balena Etchers seems to create a lot of DNS problems lately.

and others…

Better use USBImager

Thank you. I ordered an ssd to USB adapter. It arrives tomorrow. I will flask with that from windows.

I cant get USB imager to see my usb ssd drive. Etcher sees it and writes to it though. How can I cant USB imager to see it?

Thank you.

Hi Karl, welcome to the forum!

Have a look at this thread for another way of installing Installing HAOS on a dedicated x86-64 PC - #11 by MichaelSidenius

Images: Releases · home-assistant/operating-system · GitHub

I found the problem. Now I need help fixing it. I cannot connect to the internet through the ethernet. Either with the home assistant flash or the Ubuntu on the USB stick. I can connect to the internet through wifi on the USB stick. I have a netgear router if that helps.

How can I get a connection through ethernet or how can I setup a wifi connection?

Thank you.

I can connect through the ethernet with my windows computer.

Are you planning to run Home Assistant ONLY on the miniair11? A dedicated Home Assistant server running ONLY Home Assistant add-ons and integrations?

The Generic X-86 is the best installation when the computer is ONLY for Home Assistant. I have never had success flashing the M.2 SSD using the URL of the image. I always download the binary then use an M.2 adapter and Etcher to flash the firmware.

Now I am confused. You said earlier that you could access the Internet through Ubuntu on a USB stick. And, now you can’t? And what is “WiFi on the USB stick”? Hint- you do not want to run Home Assistant on WiFi.

I would, at this point, install Ubuntu on the M.2 SSD. This gives you more tools to troubleshoot your hardware. Also, in my experience, if a PC will install Ubuntu, it will have no problem installing HAOS.

When I first wrote, I forgot that when I first connected the Ubuntu stick that I had turned on wifi and connected that way. Sorry.

So I reinstalled windows 11 on the Miniair11. Installed virtual box and Home Assistant. I did not install the Python dependencies. I started up all up and im getting the same problem.

supervisor.resolution.checks.base] Run check for IssueType.IPV4_CONNECTION_PROBLEM/ContextType.SYSTEM
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.checks.base] Run check for IssueType.NO_CURRENT_BACKUP/ContextType.SYSTEM
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.module] Create new suggestion SuggestionType.CREATE_FULL_BACKUP - ContextType.SYSTEM / None
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.module] Create new issue IssueType.NO_CURRENT_BACKUP - ContextType.SYSTEM / None
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.check] System checks complete
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.evaluate] Starting system evaluation with state CoreState.RUNNING
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [] Updating service information
23-09-17 11:10:24 INFO (MainThread) [] Updating local network information
23-09-17 11:10:25 INFO (MainThread) [] Updating PulseAudio information
23-09-17 11:10:25 INFO (MainThread) [] Host information reload completed
23-09-17 11:10:25 INFO (MainThread) [supervisor.resolution.evaluate] System evaluation complete
23-09-17 11:10:25 INFO (MainThread) [] ‘ResolutionFixup.run_autofix’ blocked from execution, system is not healthy - supervisor