I am planning to reinstall the system, but this time I really wish to use encryption.
As I understand I have these alternatives:
1) Encrypt the all partition " / " but not "/boot" at the installation time.
2) Encrypt the /home folder after install.
I believe that encrypting the all "/" partition will gonna take some cpu power making the system a little slower, and I will have to input the partition password at boot time each time the system is staring up which I find very annoying and fustrating, and I guess that I will run into problems if I will wish to access the encrypted partition from windows.
Meanwhile I guess, that encrypting only the /home folder will be enough as the system will work at the same speed when installing updates or compiling for example, and I guess that If I will encrypt only the /home folder then there will be no need to input the encryption password every time the system is rebooted.
If I am wrong please correct me.
Also, I am curious what is the defalut encryption algorithm (aes, twofish, serpent)
and the hash algorithm (sha-512/whirlpool)
used for " / " at the install time or when encrypting /home folder after install?
Related to this I am also curious how is the root password stored/encrypted in Sabayon-Linux, as I remember that when I installed OpenSuse I had to answer to a question on how I wish to store my password and If I remember well it graved me some options like md5, sha.
Thank you very very much in advance for your kindness and answering my long question's and helping me out setting up the system.
P.s. I am not interested to encrypt swap