Dropbox 7 – Dropbox Server (Install Kali)

During the initial testing of this platform the standard GNOME build of Kali wouldn’t work with VNC or X11/RDP so the first iteration required a custom build. Since then the Offensive Security folks were nice enough to include downloadable LXDE ISOs as part of the new 2016.2 rolling release.

We will be using the Kali Linux 64 bit LXDE image from – https://www.kali.org/downloads/

The Dropbox Server firmware boots HDD before USB by default so that needs to be swapped for initial install.

Kali Installation Options

I chose not to force UEFI installation as I don’t see a compelling reason to do so at this time.

We’ll also need to LUKS encrypt our drive. You can manually do it, or just choose “Guided – use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM”.

Reboot into Kali and make sure everything is current.

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

We also need network manager as some of the configuration scripts we’ll be using leverage nmcli.

apt-get install network-manager

 

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