How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04. VeraCrypt is an open source encryption application and has a nice syntactic option. Today, data is the most important part of every organization. Data is so important for you that we need to secure it from being stolen or corrupted. We can do this by encrypting data using some applications. VeraCrypt Disk Encryption is a cross-platform application comes for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before installing the VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application, we will need to install the required PPA repositories. To do so follow the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease

Now we have to download the VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application package from the official website. So to download the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/328012177/veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2
--2019-03-27 21:31:50-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/328012177/veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2
Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)... 2001:67c:1560:8003::8007, 2001:67c:1560:8003::8008, 91.189.89.229, ...
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)|2001:67c:1560:8003::8007|: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-setu 100%[===================>] 13.94M 12.1KB/s in 15m 39s

2019-03-27 21:47:38 (15.2 KB/s) - ‘veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2’ saved [14614830/14614830]

Here I have downloaded the VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application package See the output below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ ls -l veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 14614830 Jul 10 2017 veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2

Now the following commands are used to extract the downloaded VeraCrypt .bz2 package.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ tar -xjvf veracrypt-1.21-setup.tar.bz2
veracrypt-1.21-setup-console-x64
veracrypt-1.21-setup-console-x86
veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64
veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x86

After extract the downloaded Veracrypt disk encryption package you will get an installation script file named “veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64“. Use the following command to start a script file to start the installation.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo ./veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Verifying archive integrity... 100% All good.
Uncompressing VeraCrypt 1.21 Installer 100%

After executing the script above you will get the screen below you. Click just install Veracrypt here.

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

Install Veracrypt

Accept veracrypt License Agreement. See snapshots below.

 

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

Accept VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Agreement

After the above step installation will show you the tools needed to run the VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application. Click OK to continue installation.

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

Click On Ok

Here you have successfully installed the Veracrypt app. See snapshots below.

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application

Now type the command veracrypt at the shell prompt to open the application. See the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ veracrypt
How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application

You can also open the VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04

VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application

Also Read – How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

How To Uninstall VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo veracrypt-uninstall.sh
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
VeraCrypt uninstalled.

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Application in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

Mangesh Dhulap

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