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:

./truecrypt*

Just click Install on pop-up wizard.

3. (Optional) To uninstall, run:

sudo truecrypt-uninstall.sh

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