I tried to install Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi Zero W, following this blog post. I followed all steps, including starting the daemon as needed. WiFi is connected, and accessible via ‘ssh’

After 30 minutes, verified using ‘htop’ that update process has ended, I tried to connect using another PC - with no luck.

Can someone tell if additional processes are needed in order to run it?


pi@hassbian:/home/homeassistant $ sudo systemctl status [email protected][email protected] - Home Assistant for homeassistant
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/[email protected]; enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-09-03 20:45:07 UTC; 17h ago
  Process: 631 ExecStart=/srv/homeassistant/bin/hass (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)
 Main PID: 631 (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

Sep 03 20:45:07 hassbian systemd[1]: Started Home Assistant for homeassistant.
Sep 03 20:45:07 hassbian systemd[1]: [email protected]: main process exited, code=exited, status=203/EXEC
Sep 03 20:45:07 hassbian systemd[1]: Unit [email protected] entered failed state.
pi@hassbian:/home/homeassistant $ 


pi@hassbian:/home/homeassistant $ sudo journalctl -u install_homeassistant.service
-- Logs begin at Mon 2018-09-03 20:44:51 UTC, end at Tue 2018-09-04 17:14:54 UTC. --

EDIT 3: new install of version 1.4 first link referred to v1.3 ( as noted in post that suites to RPI zero ). After installing up-to-date software (v1.4), system is operting as needed.

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    What does it look like when you run sudo systemctl status [email protected]? You can edit to add the output to the bottom of your post.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 14:14
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    As you suspected, it looks like the service running Home Assistant failed and it stopped running for some reason. Can you try running sudo journalctl -u install_homeassistant.service and editing in the results? That command should give you the log for the installer so we can see if anything went wrong there.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 14:38
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    @Aurora0001 see edit2
    – guyd
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 17:16
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    solved : see edit 3
    – guyd
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 18:44
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    @Aurora0001 I was thinking how to formally answer it ( or edit my own Q ). thanks for you help :)
    – guyd
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 18:49

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Installing latest version,version 1.4 , solved it.

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