I am getting prepared to install the much discussed Zorin OS 16 in the near future. My understanding is that the installer will probably give the Full Disk Encryption with LUKS option, which will preclude a "something else" option where a /home partition would be created at installation. I assume the default here is to not create a seperate /home partition.
I know there is no rule that says you must have a home partition, but it is a good idea. I haven't been using linux that long and am trying to learn what I can. Swallowing my pride, I'm concerned that I'm at the stage where mistakes will happen. I never used LUKS and read a little about it and am still trying to wrap my head around it. I have the time to learn these concepts before this installation and don't really know that one even notices LUKS that much in every day operations. It's my hope that I will be able to take advantage of its features as well as the advantages of having a seperate /home partition.
It seems that I would let the installer do its LUKS installation, then immediately use the installation disk before populating the system to create a home partition by customizing the commands at Installing Ubuntu 18.04 with full disk encryption and home on its own partition | stephencox.net Do those commands make sense? (I didn't understand parts of it). Is there an easier way like a GUI interface? (My understanding is that Gparted cannot do these LUKS operations).
I am open-minded to any alternatives. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.