A few weeks ago I created a completely encrypted system on a notebook and must say I like the idea. It's a little bit annoying to enter the password on every boot, but it's nice to know even if I lose the computer, I don't give my data to other people. With the alternate-cd it's easy to do.
Now I have to setup a new system where I want to combine the new idea with my usual usage strategy. There I have more partitions: 3 system, Home, Different Data Partitions for vm-data, photo-data and mp3-data. The background is that I prefer not to update a system. I prefer to install the new version parallel to the old system. So I can easily test it. Obviously the Data Partitions are used for both systems.
My questions is, how can I easily combine both my strategy and the crypto-approach? Or is it impossible? The way to do the encrypted stuff by hand is in my eyes too complicated.