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.

  • do you want to encrypt the data partition also?
    – Web-E
    Jun 23, 2012 at 14:36
  • yes all partitions should be encrypted.
    – niels
    Jun 23, 2012 at 19:38
  • Before I answer, let me see if I got it right, you need: 3 x system partitions, 1 x home, 3 x data partitions? If so I think I have an approach but I think it needs some manual configuration.
    – tripledes
    Aug 26, 2012 at 15:00
  • Yes you are right. I get at ask ubuntu a link to unix.stackexchange.com/questions/36434/… which looks very complicated.
    – niels
    Aug 27, 2012 at 18:55


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