Encryption & Support questions

I have a couple general questions that are probably better suited to the community board, but it takes 48+ hours just to get anything approved for posting and I’m trying to get the install right. This is attempt #3, which I suspect I’ll have to redo. I’ll get to it:

#1: If encryption was skipped, due to volume group name conflicts that I didn’t know how to resolve, what are the possible consequences? I don’t keep sensitive information on this machine, other than basic login info and whatnot. No government or industrial secrets. Will this create any problems in any programs? Should I just definitely re-install and encrypt?

#2: I understand the necessity of encouraging users to be mostly self-sufficient regarding their computer problems, but learning the hard way (as things go wrong) without pretty constant tech support is both time consuming and frustrating. Can you recommend a support source for linux in general that caters a bit to new users? I’d even consider a subscription service, within reason.

I apologize for this breach in protocol, but it’s tough to sort out good advice from bad on Google without good working knowledge, which I don’t have, and I’ve been trying to get things ironed out with Linux and Parrot for almost a week now. Thank you for your assistance.

  1. Your issue might be solved before (StackOverflow is a temple), try this: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/answering-questions/

1. Your Parrot information

  • OS version: run cat /etc/*release
    Copy output here DISTRIB_ID=Parrot
    PRETTY_NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux 4.10”
    NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux”

  • Kernel version: run uname -a
    Copy output here Linux parrot 5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.7.10-1parrot2 (2020-07-31) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Or if you can’t do it, please tell us ISO version you downloaded.

** ISO information **

Version: 4.9
Desktop Environment: Mate
Edition: Home

2. If you have this problem after fresh installation:

  1. How did you create USB bootable?

    • Software was used to make USB
      Daemon Lite Tools
    • Steps of making USB bootable
  2. How did you install OS?

    • Debian installer or Calamares installer?

3. If your hardware doesn’t work: wifi doesn’t show, graphic issue:

Hardware information

- Your device name or output of `lspci`
    Copy output here
- Did you try searching info about this issue on search engine? Please write **No** or any URL to this issue bellow ***NO***

6. If you have any idea or suggestion about this issue please tell us

** Your information **

If you are having suggestion for our OS, please write it bellow

1. Current Parrot version and Parrot version you want it has

2. Its section and how it affects our system

  • Pentesting / Forensic / Malware hunting / Privacy protection / …
  • It is: AppArmor profile / software / system service / kernel module…
  • when user runs this / start that, it can do…

3. Any other information about this idea

Post verification is only temporary (for newer users).

I prefer encrypting my devices. This way if somehow I were to lose a phone/laptop, my files are safer (+ stored passwords, accounts).

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