This worked ok but there were warnings about using flash memory in the docs, “select one with static wear leveling, without this the drive will have a very short lifetime” and it uses the entire 500 GB SSD, seems a bit of a waste, as well as 8 cores and 8 GB RAM too. Forget it for now. Leaving here for reference.
None of the instructions for orange pi worked but this one for raspberry pi did. Except the script url got messed up by some kind of html anchor mixed up with it, so just remove that and then it will work.