2 Ways to Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10
VeraCrypt is free, open-source disk encryption software that is forked from TrueCrypt, which became defunct since May 2014. VeraCrypt is available for Linux, Mac OS, Windows, DragonFly BSD and Android. In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.
There’re many reasons to use a disk encryption software like VeraCrypt. For instance, if you use cloud storage (Google Drive, Dropbox, pCloud, etc.), you may want to encrypt your files before uploading them to ensure only you can see your files.
At the time of this writing, the latest stable version was VeraCrypt 1.19, released on October 17, 2016. First let’s see how to install it from PPA, which is the easier way. If you don’t trust a third-party PPA, then you can follow the second method to install VeraCrypt.
Installing VeraCrypt 1.19 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 from PPA
Open up a terminal window and run the following commands to add VeraCrypt Ubuntu PPA, update package index and install the veracrypt package.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/encryption sudo apt update sudo apt install veracrypt
Once installed, you can start it from Unity Dash or your preferred application launcher.
How to Manually install VeraCrypt
Go to the official website to download VeraCrypt Linux installer. It’s a zipped tar file.
Alternatively, you can open up a terminal window and use the following command to download VeraCrypt installer.
Once downloaded, open up a terminal and navigate to the directory where the installer is stored and run the command below to extract the zipped tar file.
mkdir veracrypt tar xjvf veracrypt-1.19-setup.tar.bz2 -C veracrypt
Then cd into the veracrypt directory.
There will be 4 files for 64 bits and 32 bits computers. GUI is for graphical installation and console is for command line installation. Run the graphical installer.
64 bits graphical installer. The dot and forward slash (
./) means we’re using the current working directory.
32 bits graphical installer.
Select Install VeraCrypt
Then accept license terms.
Next, click OK.
Then enter your sudo password in the XTerm window.
After installation is finished, press Enter to exit XTerm. You can start the program from application launcher
or use the command below.
To check your VeraCrypt version, run
To remove VeraCrypt, run the uninstall script with sudo privilege.
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