encryption

Slackware Linux 15 with FDE on UEFI laptop

    

Slackware Linux was my first Linux distribution. I can’t recall if it was 1.x or 2.x. Anyway, I’ve always loved that distrib. Since Slackware 15.0 has recently been released and I’ve not been using Linux as a desktop since decades, let’s experiment with it. I’ll install it on my ThinkPad T460s using Full Disk Encryption.

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FDE on OpenBSD.Amsterdam opinionated VM

    

I ordered an opinionated VM on OpenBSD Amsterdam . And as any “Cloud” instances, it deserves Full Disk Encryption.

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OpenBSD 6.5 with FDE on Online/Scaleway start-2-L/SuperMicro X11SSE-F

    

Online by Scaleway provides dedicated servers in France. The start-2-L reference is a “small” server that ships with KVM over IP. It is based on SuperMicro X11SSE-F . So far, the hardware seems to be supported pretty well and it is possible to run OpenBSD with Full Disk Encryption.

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OpenBSD laptop with Full Disk Encryption

    

Running OpenBSD on the laptop makes is safe by default. But encrypting the storage of the OpenBSD laptop makes it even safer. This is how my ThinkPad X230i gets encrypted and won’t boot without the proper USB thumb drive plugged in.

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Upgrade encrypted OpenBSD from 6.2 to 6.3

    

I took the time to switch from OpenBSD 6.2 to 6.3 on my Cloud instance with encrypted disk. As usual, it went smooth and troubleless. For the record, here are the directions.

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