In order to use an USB-Stick encrypted with Bitlocker I installed Dislocker on my Ubuntu 16.04 according to Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Unfortunately I cannot decrypt:

  • sudo fdisk -l lists 4 Partitions even though there is only one partition on the USB-stick. And the size is wrong too. (The Disks Utility shows also only one partition.
  • sudo dislocker -r -V /dev/sdb4 -uMyPassword -- /media/bitlocker does not mount any of the 4 listed partitions

2 Answers 2


I fixed it using the command

sudo dislocker -r -V /dev/sdb -uMyPassword -- /media/bitlocker

(no number after /dev/sdb)


When I try this, everything goes fine until I try to enter the mount folder. Then the following error shows up:

The chosen directory /media/bitlocker is not a valid

If you are running in the same problem, you will have to mount the file dislocker-file inside the folder with something like this:

mount -ro loop dislocker-file /media/bitlocker-mount/

+Don't forget to mkdir a new folder to mount to.

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