home automation training -4 Install Home Assistant OS by eMMC
1. install rpiboot.exe for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 eMMC USB driver.
For Windows Installer
For those who just want to enable the Compute Module eMMC as a mass storage device under Windows, the stand-alone installer is the recommended option.
1. Please ensure you are not writing to any USB devices whilst the installer is running.
2. Download and run the Windows installer to install the drivers and boot tool.
rpiboot_setup.zip (Size: 9.9 MB / Downloads: 56)
3. Plug your host PC USB into the KC868-Server USB port, making sure you have setup the board as described above.
4. Apply power to the board; Windows should now find the hardware and install the driver.
5. Once the driver installation is complete, run the RPiBoot.exe tool that was previously installed.
6. After a few seconds, the Compute Module eMMC will pop up under Windows as a disk (USB mass storage device).
2. install home assistant OS to Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4’s eMMC.
Write the image to KC868-Server. if CM4 have eMMC, not need insert SD card. if CM4 without eMMC, Attach the Home Assistant boot media (SD card) to your computer or by USB card reader.
1. Download and start Balena Etcher tool.
2. Download home assistant for Raspberry Pi image: https://github.com/home-assistant/operat…7.4.img.xz and unzip it.
3. Select “Flash from file”
4. “Select target”
5. Select the SD card or eMMC driver you want to use for your Raspberry Pi
6. Click on “Flash!” to start writing the image
7. When Balena Etcher is finished writing the image you will get this confirmation
START UP YOUR KC868-Server
1. Insert the boot media (SD card) you just created. if use eMMC , skip this step.
2. Attach an Ethernet cable for network.
3. Attach the power cable.
4. In the browser of your Desktop system, within a few minutes you will be able to reach your new Home Assistant on homeassistant.local:8123.
If you are running an older Windows version or have a stricter network configuration, you might need to access Home Assistant at homeassistant:8123 or http://X.X.X.X:8123 (replace X.X.X.X with your KC868-Server’s IP address).
With the Home Assistant Operating System installed and accessible you can continue with onboarding.