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"It depends" Whole disk encryption will use LUKS and everything but /boot will be encrypted, including your data in /home This prevents unauthorized access to the system from a cold boot. Once the system is fully booted , however, everything , including /home, is decrypted. encrypting /home uses ecryptfs and your home directory will be encrypted when you ...


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If you're using the guided full disk encryption you're home partition will be part of the encrypted LVM and thus you're right it is already covered by that. I think it will add hardly any security but complexity if you still encode you're homefolder. (transparent encode within block level encode) A possible usecase might be that you share the machine with ...


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I think that option covers the case in which you choose to put the home folder in another drive/partition. Notice how you can set different mount points in different drives/partitions when you choose "Something else" during the "Installation type" step of the installation process: This is the only picture i could found, it's from an old distribution, but ...


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I was seeking for how to auto mount a LUKS USB drive and I found my answer here https://www.howtoforge.com/automatically-unlock-luks-encrypted-drives-with-a-keyfile Or if you want automount when you login try with libpam-mount sudo apt-get install libpam-mount edit : etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml. by adding after : I hope that will help you



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