Do I need to encrypt the boot partition?

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wowo9
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Do I need to encrypt the boot partition?

Post by wowo9 »

Hello
Following the tutorial I need to encrypt the boot partition (or remove it). I have 3 partitions:
- 100MB boot (with /boot and /efi folders)
- main windows partition (already encrypted)
- 500MB recovery partition (I think I don't need to encrypt it).

When I try to encrypt the boot partition it says "The EFI boot partition cannot be encrypted because the UEFI needs to read it".
So, do I really need to encrypt it (or delete)? Is it safe to leave it unencrypted?

Dave40
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Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:19 pm

Re: Do I need to encrypt the boot partition?

Post by Dave40 »

I believe only the NTFS partition needs encryption because your data will be saved there?

Hopefully the author can confirm?

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