HOW TO INSTALL VERACRYPT LINUX FULL DISK ENCRYPTION IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST TRUECRYPT ALTERNATIVE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install veracrypt Linux full disk encryption in Ubuntu 16.04. veracrype is a open source encryption application and a nice truecrypt alternative. Today data is one of the most important part of every organisation. As data is so important for us, we have to secure that from being stolen or corrupted. we can do that by encrypt the data by using some application.
There are so many applications are available on internet to encrypt the files, partition or full disk but we should choose the correct one. There are two most used applications are available to encrypt data is truecrypt & veracrypt. Here in this article we are going to have a look at installation steps of Veracrypt truecrypt alternative.
veracrypt Linux full disk encryption was developed by IDRIX on year 2013 using C & C++ programming language and released under Apache License 2.0. Now let’s have a look at features of veracrypt :
- Veracrypt truecrypt alternative is a cross platform application comes for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Available for both 32bit and 64bit operating system.
- There so many type of cipher algorithm’s are supported by veracrypt i.e. Camellia, AES, Kuznyechik..etc..
- Veracrypt uses SHA-256 & SHA-512 hash functions to encrypt data.
- Any one cannot decrypt the data encrypted by veracrypt linux full disk encryption without using a correct password.
Visit the official website to get more information on Veracrypt.
Follow the below steps to install veracrypt Linux full disk encryption in Ubuntu 16.04 – A best truecrypt alternative for Linux
Before start the installation of Veracrypt Linux full disk encryption app package let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the packages & repositories now we have to download the Veracrypt truecrypt alternative package from official website. So use the below command to download the same.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/328012177/veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2 # Download the Package --2018-01-15 08:20:36-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/328012177/veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2 Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)|220.127.116.11|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 14614830 (14M) [application/x-tar] Saving to: ‘veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2’ veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2 100%[=====================================================================================>] 13.94M 720KB/s in 24s 2018-01-15 08:21:01 (593 KB/s) - ‘veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2’ saved [14614830/14614830]
As you can see below I have already downloaded the Veracrypt Linux full disk encryption .bz2 package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ ls -l veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2 # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 14614830 Jul 9 2017 veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2
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Now to extract the downloaded veracrypt .bz2 package use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ tar -xjvf veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2 # Extract the Package
After extract the downloaded Veracrypt linux full disk encryption package you will get a installation script file named “veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64“. Just use the below command to run the script file to start the installation.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo ./veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64 # Execute the script file
After execute the above script you will get below screen in front of you. Here just click on Install Veracrypt.
Now accept the license agreement of veracrypt truecrypt alternative. Refer the snapshot below.
After above step the installation will show you the tools required to run the veracrypt Linux full disk encryption. Here just click on Ok to continue the installation.
Here we have successfully installed the Veracrypt app. Refer the snapshot below.
Now to open the application just type the command veracrypt on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ veracrypt # Open the Application
You can also open the veracrypt Linux full disk encryption graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application use the below command (Script). Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo veracrypt-uninstall.sh # Uninstall the Package
This is how we can install Veracrypt Linux full disk encryption in Ubuntu 16.04 – A best truecrypt alternative for Linux. If you found this article useful then Like us, Share this post on your preferred Social media, Subscribe our Newsletter OR if you have something to say then feel free to comment on the comment box below.