[plug] Disk/partition/fs encryption

Steve Baker steve at iinet.net.au
Mon Mar 30 10:54:23 AWST 2020

Hi All,

I have Ubuntu Linux installed on my laptop, and I need to use some level 
of encryption on (some of) the contents of the storage.

It's a dual-boot with Windows, I don't need the Windows partition 
encrypted. Currently the Linux installation uses a single partition, I 
can either encrypt that OR split off the contents of /home to a new 
partition and just encrypt that.

Is it possible to just encrypt a single partition / filesystem like 
this? Or is it better to encrypt the whole disk? Is encrypting the whole 
disk compatible with Linux/Windows dual-boot?  What is the recommended 
method/software/tools for this?

Thanks for your help.


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