Ubuntu ubiquity doesn't have option to encrypt home holder

Bug #1756613 reported by Falc on 2018-03-17
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In Ubuntu 16.04 there was an option to encrypt the home partition, that would present itself at the enter user name and password stage of the install process. However this option doesn't seem to be in the current version of Ubuntu 18.04. Instead there is just an option for whole disk encryption.

no longer affects: ubuntubudgie
Falc (roma24ster) wrote :

I should also add that I was testing Ubuntu Budgie when I ran into this bug

Falc (roma24ster) wrote :

I've just tested it, and it still affects Ubuntu Budgie as of the 17th March

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This option has been removed on purpose because ecryptfs is not supported anymore.

Don't hesitate to file any bug you may find.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

So what can a user do who dual-boots with Windows, and thus full-disk encryption is not feasible? Me, I personally only want my Ubuntu home dir to be encrypted...

I encrypted just the partition, then auto mounted it at log on.

On 10 Apr 2018 19:11, "Rainer Rohde" <email address hidden> wrote:

So what can a user do who dual-boots with Windows, and thus full-disk
encryption is not feasible? Me, I personally only want my Ubuntu home
dir to be encrypted...

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Title:
  Ubuntu ubiquity doesn't have option to encrypt home holder

Status in ubiquity package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  In Ubuntu 16.04 there was an option to encrypt the home partition,
  that would present itself at the enter user name and password stage of
  the install process. However this option doesn't seem to be in the
  current version of Ubuntu 18.04. Instead there is just an option for
  whole disk encryption.

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elatllat (elatllat) wrote :

I assume one could encrypt a home folder after installation with;

sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u $USER

elatllat (elatllat) wrote :

I tested and yes it still works.

meequz (meequz) wrote :

Very disappointing the option is removed:( It was very easy for new inexperienced users, and one of the reasons to move to Ubuntu.

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