There is a system logo or wallpaper with field for password. It looks much better than just ugly text mode, especially on modern laptop.
And the second question is how can I encrypt only home folder? Other installers have this option to choose, maybe it is worth to add this also to allow user choose if they want full disc encryption or only home folder.
I followed few tutorials from web like this one https://www.raeder.technology/post/encrypt-home-directory and every time when I finish the process (without any errors) and login to check if it works, it doesn’t allow me to login. I did the same on Ubuntu (heh I am switching from Debian/Ubuntu, to Arch based distro) and it works fine. After command ecryptfs-migrate-home -u user I can login to that account, check passphrase and cleanup, but not in Endeavouros, probably I am missing something. Any suggestions? Or did someone encrypt home folder and can share steps? Maybe I should choose something else than ecryptfs.
If your boot partition is encrypted (as part of a full disk encrypted setup), at this early stage in the boot process, there is only grub to unlock the drive to get to the initramfs and kernel. So AFAIK, no, there’s no way for plymouth to inject itself before the actual filesystem is unlocked and therefore no way around grub’s textual password prompt.
However, in case of an unencrypted /boot, things can be set up differently.
Hmm, not so sure, my Ubuntu machine with full disk encryption has graphical interface and I can switch it from text to graphical mode. I modified the plymounth files myself and switched these modes. Unfortunately, I don’t have time in a week to check the current distribution, so I can’t fully confirm or deny it. Certainly, when I get to it and analyze it, I will say something more, but I guess full disk encryption in Ubuntu works the same as in Arch so it is solved somehow.
Make sense. I found a few minutes and tried to configure it, but right, no image if /boot is encrypted. It looks like too many variables to make it works for everyone
Especially that there are different plymouth options to set up for encrypted and not encrypted drives.
No one will rearrange partitions just to get a nice logo, what a pity. But following this one https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/plymouth with no /boot encrypted it is possible.
I think I will stay for a longer with PopOS/Ubuntu/Debian and use Endeavouros just on virtual machine for testing. I am too old and too lazy to setup everything that works out of the box in other distros but I like Arch for rolling releases stability and AUR repository, this is something I am missing in ‘other’ distros also Community repo looks more fresh in compare to others. Last but not least Endeavouros makes a lot in enabling people like me to make it easier and speed up many things, the community also looks committed.