This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install TrueCrypt in Ubuntu. TrueCrypt is a program used to create encrypted partitions or virtual encrypted disks. It is recommended for advanced users only.
1. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window. Download TrueCrypt by running following command in terminal:
- for 32-bit, copy and paste this command into terminal and hit enter to download TrueCrypt:
cd ~/Downloads; wget http://www.truecrypt.org/download/truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz
- for 64-bit:
cd ~/Downloads; wget http://www.truecrypt.org/download/truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
You can check 32-bit or 64-bit using System Monitor, it can be launched from the dash.
2. After you downloaded it, extract with this command:
tar -zxvf truecrypt*.gz
There’s only an executable setup file, run it via:
Just click Install on pop-up wizard.
3. (Optional) To uninstall, run: