What's better? VM or supervised (for a laptop)

The only advantage afforded by vm is the ability to make a backup of the whole VM.
Performance wise there will be some degrade compared to ha supervised. Also, more layers of software to keep up to date etc.
Supervised is no longer deprecated, the Devs saw hope many of us use it and decided to keep it going. Albeit only supporting one underlying os, debian

And in one very specific configuration - which almost nobody follows.

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Mainly just the point of not running ANY other software.
Kind of defeats the purpose of supervised.
If hassos wasn’t so locked down I’d probably use it.
I don’t think it was even possible to install it on my machine, a standard ex windows pc, not an nuc.
I tried the nuc image but it doesn’t work, so I had to go supervised.

Proxmox + hassos would work.

I just went for Debian.
I was just surprised not to see a hassos image for what you’d expect to be the most popular platform. Everyone has an old pc or laptop laying around

it is not difficult…if you can copy and paste. Just follow:

Remove the hard drive from the laptop, use a SATA to USB Adapter Cable to flash the NUC Image to the drive using balenaEtcher. Reinstall the drive in the laptop, boot, enjoy.

That doesn’t work, it just hangs on boot. I gave up and happily went supervised.

why, just use docker… you’ll need few other supporting services, mqtt etc
docker-compose can take care of those
very easy to maintain

It depends on the laptop, it didn’t work on mine, that’s why I started with HA supervised

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The Hassos NUC image has very specific drivers for the NUC computers. Random laptop is unlikely to have identical hardware to a NUC.


The intel-nuc machine works for most x86-64 machines today, but has a
rather specific name still. Let’s start a new machine generic-x86-64 which
will replace intel-nuc over time.

A NUC basically is a laptop, but without a keyboard, trackpad, and display. They use laptop components and an external power supply just like a laptop.

But not every laptop has intel components.

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I can see you are trying to say that I can just use the NUC image on my laptop… I just dont know how.
I’m trying again right now, but It doesn’t boot. I have done everything (SSD with USB adapter cable, flashing with Balena-Etcher the NUC image…) but I can’t make it work.

What should I do? somehow install the laptop drivers inside the NUC image? I have 2 laptops to with i3 and i5 intel processors, I’m going to try on both.

It would be perfect to use an image on a laptop, just like they do on a Raspberry.

Have you tried going into your boot option menu and selecting the disk?

Yes, I selected the correct disk to boot, and I got a generic message like: no bootable disk, press any key to continue…

Some people have commented they are successful installing a NUC image depending on the laptop hardware…

I would like to know what laptops are “NUC image compatible”, one guy mentioned a Lenovo laptop.

Or maybe there’s a trick, something to change on the image, to make it work

In your BIOS check whether you’re in Boot to UEFI Mode or legacy mode.

It won’t work. I wasted so much time thinking I was doing something wrong

What is every chip on your motherboard?

Never mind, just use debian + supervised :slight_smile: