I have truecrypt working to encrypt files which I put into an encrypted container. Is it possible to use truecrypt, or some other encryption utility, to encrypt my home directory or even the root + home + swap partitions?
The only reference I see to it in truecrypt's help file is for windows, but I am hoping it is possible with mint as well.
If it is possible, is there a straightforward set of instructions to do this? I could create a container file and put anything into it, but how do I boot up, and decrypt the container, and make it usable as an OS? It's answers to these nitty-gritty details that seem to be hard to find.