I would like to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop with full-disk encryption. But I have not found good manual about LUKS, LVM, etc. All manuals are not finished or incomplete. Many cammands are given with no comments. So, how to install Ubuntu 16.04 with full-disk encryption except /boot? How to keep hybernate working? Thank you.


During the installation process you'll see a window like this:

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Check off the second option, "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security," and your disk will be fully encrypted.

Here's a snapshot of my hard disk, which uses Ubuntu's default LUKS encryption:

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  • Will I able to create partitions as I want? – danielleontiev Jul 11 '16 at 2:21
  • Yes, under "Something else," but if you only want /boot to be left unencrypted, that's done automatically since it can't be encrypted (unless you're using LibreBoot, which I assume you're not). – Alcuin Arundel Jul 11 '16 at 2:24
  • What partitions will create automatically, if I choose "Encrypt the new .....?" – danielleontiev Jul 11 '16 at 2:27
  • I just edited my answer with a screenshot of my disk partitioning. – Alcuin Arundel Jul 11 '16 at 2:31
  • Oh, thanks a lot! One more: does it swap, root and home on the right side? And why it's "unlocked lock" pictogram? – danielleontiev Jul 11 '16 at 2:34

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