Full disk encrypted Ubuntu on Kimsufi sever

@mlesyk   2019-08-16 12:09   Linux, Hosting

I’m big fan of affordable dedicated hosting provider Kimsufi.
For very reasonable price you can have your very own dedicated server.
Unfortunately, Kimsufi installer does not offer LUKS-encrypted installation of systems, so we should do it by our self.

As outcome of this guide we will have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system with following features:

  1. Full disk encryption using LUKS.
  2. No LVM used - honestly, I think adding another layer of abstraction in single disk server does not have any sense, so we will encrypt raw volume.
  3. Remote unlock ability via Dropbear SSH server.

WARNING! This guide will lead to deleting of existing data on your server. Please, make backups first.

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