Proxmox and home assistant

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A couple of hints to get proxmox and a home assistant VM up and running on a home server.

Installing Proxmox

Tip: Youtube “First 11 Things on Proxmox”.

Graphical installer doesn’t run

If the graphical installer does not come up (after DHCP) try this:

# FIRST START PROXMOX INSTALLATION IN   D E B U G   M O D E   ! ! !

# then in the shell starting before the installer runs, do ...
$ Xorg -configure

# COULD also be under /root/xorg.conf.new - read the command output
$ cp /xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# now replace all ocurrences of `amdgpu` with `fbdev` in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# exit the shell
$ <CTRL-D>

Now the installer should just come up.

Source: This blog post and that comment below.

Enable updates without subscription

Change /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list to this:

# /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list
deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve buster pve-no-subscription

Install HASS.io

SSH into your proxmox box and use this command:

# (I didn't need sudo, I connected as root)
bash -c "$(wget -qLO - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Kanga-Who/home-assistant/master/hassos_install.sh)"