I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask , but anyway :

I'm running ubuntu-core (snappy) on Raspberry Pi 3 and I'm willing to perform partition\full disk encryption using cli\code. is it possible?


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I did ask this question yesterday in the snappy channel of the Ubuntu Rocket chat server and zyga told me this:

It is not supported, you can experiment and tweak but you get to keep all the pieces if it breaks; unattended encryption requires a few pieces to align and they are not available yet

on hardware like pi3 I think it is not sensible (no TPM)

I then told him about the possibility of using a solution similar to this one:

but he told me that:

then you reboot overnight and it's annoying IMHO that's not the right hardware for the task

snappy will automatically reboot your hardware on update.

So the only option that I can think of is:

  1. Use the "regular" Ubuntu Server image.
  2. Do a Full Disk Encryption following this methods: https://github.com/NicoHood/NicoHood.github.io/wiki/Raspberry-Pi-Encrypt-Root-Partition-Tutorial
  3. Install snapd and the snaps you need.

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