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I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 with two features:

  • partitioning of my disks (/ and /home should be separated, plus eventually a swap partition)
  • encryption of those partitions

How should I do that in the Ubuntu 12.10 installer? I know I should choose the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space". But what should I do after that?

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Ideally that setup would have /boot on another media along with the keyfiles in an encrypted partition. Very similar to this:

This is something I have been trying to make work on 12.04 LTS, which if finished would nicely solve your problem.

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Ok, this turns out to be a mistake, at least for me.

But perhaps it happened to you also. I thought I was downloading 12.10 from the simple button on the site, now that there is only one download to be used.

However, what I got was the 11.10 installer. Maybe there was a moment when a particular mirror wasn't up to date. This needless to say would not include the encrypt option.

Now I have 12.10, and it offers encryption and the LVM - fine. You can look at the link above for my correction and any details -- good fortune, Jorge.

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Hello sdsdutuh, welcome on Ask Ubuntu ! Thank you for your answer, but this one looks more like a comment. What I suggest is that you edit your other answer with the information that is in this present answer. Afterwards, you may delete the least rich answer. – Agmenor Oct 22 '12 at 14:50

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