Is it possible to boot droplet from ISO image (for example, Ubuntu installer image)?

  • Posted December 31, 2014

I want to set up virtual machine with encrypted root disk (yes, it requires entering decryption password on the boot; VNC console should do that).

Yes, I know there is multiple ways to circumvent the encryption: someone from Digital Ocean could easily eavesdrop the password or dump memory contents and obtain the password from there.


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At this time we don’t support using custom user provided images. It is something we are looking into providing in the future though. We use UserVoice to track feature requests and help gauge user demand. You can vote for this open request there to show your support and subscribe to get updates on any new developments.

One option on Ubuntu is to set up an encrypted home directory for your user. This can be done easily, even after the fact:

sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils cryptsetup
sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u user