Right now, I'm running Karmic with an unencrypted home folder sharing a partition with my system files. I'd like to change all that, but I have no idea where to start. Should I move my home folder to its own partition first, to easily perform a clean install? Should I back up my data, repartition my disk, then perform a fresh encrypted install? I'm stumped.
In what order should I transfer my home folder to its own partition, encrypt my data, and migrate to Ubuntu 10.04 to minimize my downtime and protect my data?