I have an encrypted trucrypt volume that I would like to mount from my university labs running Ubuntu 12.10. I do not have root permissions. I download the file
truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz from the download page. I extract it and get
truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x86 which I run. I cannot install anything here, so from the dialog that pops out I choose "Extract .tar Package File". Then I get the message:
Installation package 'truecrypt_7.1a_i386.tar.gz' extracted and placed in '/tmp'
I copy that file to my current folder and I extract it:
acomputer:/media/myname/Transcend> tar -xvzf truecrypt_7.1a_i386.tar.gz usr/bin/truecrypt usr/bin/truecrypt-uninstall.sh usr/share/applications/truecrypt.desktop usr/share/pixmaps/truecrypt.xpm usr/share/truecrypt/doc/License.txt usr/share/truecrypt/doc/TrueCrypt User Guide.pdf
If I browse in that folder:
acomputer:/media/myname/Transcend/usr/bin> ls -lh total 4.6M -rw-r--r-- 1 myname student 4.5M Feb 7 2012 truecrypt -rw-r--r-- 1 myname student 453 Feb 7 2012 truecrypt-uninstall.sh acomputer:/media/myname/Transcend/usr/bin> ./truecrypt ./truecrypt: Permission denied.
I could not change my permissions to make that executable. So, I cannot run a portable truecrypt like this. Any hints about this situation? How can I run truecrypt without root privileges?