To get RPI OS on my RPI, I have to use a special software to "burn" an image onto a memory card, then make an empty file called "ssh" on it, then put it into my RPI. Then it's "installed" and ready to use.
While convenient in a way, this completely bypasses the critical step of encryption.
Encrypting the system after it's been "installed" in this manner proved impossible. I've plown in combed hundreds of hours into this by now. It's impissible.
There is the "NOOBS" installer, but according to the people I asked, it also doesn't have an encryption option, which makes it meaningless.
Is there really no "real" installer, perhaps with a less insulting name than "NOOBS", for RPI OS? One which actually lets you select:
Yes, please. I want to encrypt the disk and have to enter the following password on each boot for it to decrypt the disk into memory.
Please don't link me to one of those online guides on how to enable encryption. I've already seen them. They are utterly impossible to follow. I need for this to be officially supported and rock-solid, in the installer.
I truly cannot understand why this has been (seemingly) deliberately made so difficult, as to discourage the use of encryption. I consider it a basic requirement to even consider running anything. It doesn't matter if my RPI (v1) becomes slow from it. It's simply not an option to run it unencrypted, and I'm genuinely shocked by how everyone just seems to ignore this.