Full disk encryption

This is an easy to follow guide to setting up full disk encryption during a Devuan install.

You will need to complete all other steps and reach the part on partitioning disks before you continue.

Partitioning the disk

1) Choose to use the entire disk and set up encrypted LVM. This is the easiest way to do this and recommended for new users.

Partition with LVM and encryption

2) Choose the disk that will be encrypted.

Select a disk to encrypt

3) You will need to choose a partitioning scheme as usual. Since we want the easiest way to full disk encryption choose to install all files in one partition.

Select a partitioning scheme

4) You will need to write the partitioning scheme to the disk before encryption can be set up.

Write changes to disk

Encrypting the disk

5) The installer will now inform you that it is erasing the disk. This will take some time if you have a lot of disk space available.

Securely erasing the disk

6) You should now create an encryption passphrase. For a secure passphrase I would recommend a minimum of 20 characters, a mixture of upper and lower case letters at least three numbers and a minimum of two symbols.

Enter an encryption passphrase

7) Check the overview of changes to be written, and if you are happy with it write the changes to disk.

Overview of changes to be written

8) Finally, confirm the changes and continue with the install.

Accept the changes to be made

CONTINUE WITH THE INSTALL