Openhabian Release V1.5 on Pizero

No idea where to even start with this one but I will try to explain. Have installed oh tons of times but this time it really has me confused.

I am installing the v1.5 version of ohbian with buster on a PiZero. Download, burn to card, update the config file with the wifi, insert card, wait like for more than hour, go to the :8080 page, run the 1.x expert installer comes right up. No worries. I let it sit for like hours, literaly.

Then the issues…
If i reboot, i get this…

Attention! The openHABian setup process is not finished yet.
Every 2.0s: cat /boot/first-boot.log   
2019-07-10_01:22:14_BST [openHABian] Starting the openHABian initial setup.

And off it goes installing oh again. And it just keeps on going.

What’s making it do this? Seriously, I have let it sit for hours after the original boot before i even try to install at the :8080. Then I let it sit for hours before i reboot…


This is what my logs fill up with…
Oh, and i have tried two different sd cards as well…

2019-10-10 21:40:21.762 [INFO ] [panel.internal.HABPanelDashboardTile] - Started HABPanel at /habpanel

2019-10-10 21:44:16.171 [INFO ] [thome.model.lsp.internal.ModelServer] - Started Language Server Protocol (LSP) service on port 5007

2019-10-10 21:45:03.132 [INFO ] [.dashboard.internal.DashboardService] - Started Dashboard at

2019-10-10 21:45:03.372 [INFO ] [.dashboard.internal.DashboardService] - Started Dashboard at

2019-10-10 21:45:45.030 [INFO ] [arthome.ui.paper.internal.PaperUIApp] - Started Paper UI at /paperui

2019-10-10 21:45:50.404 [INFO ] [ui.habmin.internal.servlet.HABminApp] - Started HABmin servlet at /habmin

2019-10-10 21:52:24.723 [INFO ] [basic.internal.servlet.WebAppServlet] - Stopped Basic UI

2019-10-10 21:52:41.796 [INFO ] [assic.internal.servlet.WebAppServlet] - Stopped Classic UI

2019-10-10 21:52:42.291 [INFO ] [ui.habmin.internal.servlet.HABminApp] - Stopped HABmin servlet

2019-10-10 21:52:44.825 [INFO ] [arthome.ui.paper.internal.PaperUIApp] - Stopped Paper UI

2019-10-10 21:52:45.071 [INFO ] [panel.internal.HABPanelDashboardTile] - Stopped HABPanel

2019-10-10 21:52:45.243 [INFO ] [.dashboard.internal.DashboardService] - Stopped Dashboard

Can’t tell from your report what’s wrong. You could open a GitHub issue and would need to upload at least /boot/first-boot.log. But in its current state openHABian does not log everything it takes to debug a failing session so it may contain that information or not.
Either way, the big problem is upfront: a Pi Zero is a bad idea to run OH.
While we do not explicitly prohibit installation there, we also do not support it - the main problem is it to have 512MB only which will run you into trouble sooner (at install time now) or later (when OH needs that mem to run). I suspect the problem is somewhere in there (too few swap or Java heap size in /etc/default/openhab2 EXTRA_JAVA_OPTS).
So feel free to try getting it to work and let us (openHABian developers) know if you find out. But you’re on your own there, we can’t help you with that.