I'm reading this but holy ■■■■ wow, encryption is such a pain in the butt that I may hold off on it... I'm seeing now that encryption may be issue.
I guess my next question would be, how do I roll back to the default kernel that Zorin uses?
And the reason? because it is a journaling system! When I was an IT Contractor, the Director of Housing Services was known for his impertinent practice of reducing boot sequence on NT4 systems to 0 seconds - also a journaling system. Journaling systems should not have boot parameter set to less than 5 seconds.
On encryption generally, when I purchased Open SuSE 9.3 Professional, the installation guide clearly warned that encrypting your disk can lead to loss of data - that is why I NEVER encrypt any drive. I was asked at work by my line manaer many years ago that she wanted her PA to have her Data encrypted. I built the machine, at the time it was Windows XP I believe, so the OS and Apps on Primary and a logically encrypted Data partition. 3 days later the machine fell over - reinstalling the OS meant that the PC had a new HDD id and so the encrypted partition was lost forever - fortunately the PA had made a backup of all her data before the new build anyway so only one day or so's work was lost.