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Predecryption + File name encryption

I am using ubuntu server on an old 2011 imac. I want to encrypt a directory i use frequently with a method that hides the file names (like cryfs), but the encryption is only important for when the ...
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veracrypt cannot be installed in kubuntu 23.04

requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help ...
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Can someone please show me how to install veracrypt directly from the veracrypt website?

So I installed veracrypt from a PPA repository but someone said on Reddit that is dangerous and I should only install it from the veracrypt website, but I'm a newb and I don't know how? So I actually ...
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Trucrypt and Veracrypt stopped working after 22.04 upgrade

I have several file folders that I have encrypted with Trucrypt or Veracrypt. These have worked flawlessly for many years on several operating systems including Ubuntu. After upgrading several ...
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How to stop Veracrypt if wrong password entered

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS Using Veracrypt 1.25.9 for an encrypted partition. This is a minor inconvenience but would be nice to know what to do: I open Veracrypt (from GUI) and try to mount my encrypted ...
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mounted veracrypt container switches to read only

Pro's, I already upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 a couple of months ago using Veracrypt there. Before I used Ubuntu 18.04 in the same way. For a couple of days I have had the following problem: I can open ...
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Nautilus and the Disk Utility in Ubuntu Doesn't Recognized Veracrypt Encrypted USBs

I am using the Nautilus files application and my issue is that Nautilus and the disk utility isn't recognizing the contents of a Veracrypt encrypted USB. The disk utility just describes the contents ...
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Can't create a large VeraCrypt partition in hard drive "found a atari partition in /dev/mapper/veracrypt1"

I have got a little problem with formatting a hard drive as a VeraCrypt container. This is the first time in my life a program has told me mk2fs (...) Found a atari partition in /dev/mapper/...
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How to read a veracrypt encrypted drive on a Ubuntu VM?

I've installed VirtualBox 6.1.12 on a new desktop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 and have it up and running. I installed the VM extension packs, guest additions, appropriate groups (vboxsf, vboxusers) and ...
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Can't get in to edit Fstab and Crypttab. Veracrypt container hanging up system on load attempt

I have Xubuntu on my laptop with full disk encryption. One hard drive. I installed Veracrypt on it a few days ago, but wanted it to autoload the encrypted file container I created. I searched online ...
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"cryptsetup: Source Mismatch" error while building initramfs in chroot installation

As of late I have discovered that the mounting of veracrypt volumes is supported natively by cryptsetup and systemd. Since I seek a dual-boot fully-encrypted installation where all partitions are ...
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How to encrypt a secondary drive with a keyfile and auto-mount without root password

I have a ssd as boot drive and want to encrypt a secondary hdd and automatically mount the drive at user login. And very important, I only want to enter my password once. I tried luks and veracrypt. ...
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Why can't I unset the executable bit on my files in a Veracrypt vfat partition?

In a mounted Veracrypt file, which df -Th shows to be vfat, my files are always executable. $ ls -l x.txt gives -rwx------ ... x.txt How do I make it not-executable? chmod -x x.txt doesn't work, not ...
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How to force my system to see my hdd as 4096-byte?

I'd like to create a VeraCrypt volume on my 4TB external hdd with 50GB of outer volume and the rest hidden. However, during the set up process I get the following error message: I don't want to ...
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Does Xubuntu require Vera-Crypt to be installed during installation?

On initial install of Xubuntu do I have to incorporate Veracrypt during install or is that something that can be done after installation? What is the best method to do a full disk encryption on a ...
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I/O error when reading data from /dev/mapper/veracrypt1

Issue I'm having is similar to can't read superblock on /dev/mapper/veracrypt1 with the exception that mapper device cannot be read at all. Underlying physical disk can be read. I.e. Veracrypt can ...
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mounting veracrypt partition on boot

I want to mount automatically, at startup, a veracrypt partition. But the problem is that I can't mount it by the command line, 'cause, when I type this command: # veracrypt -t --non-interactive -p ...
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Veracrypt is taking forever to mount a partition (Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS)

I had recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS (OS Type: 64 bit) everything works fine except Veracrypt. which takes forever to mount a drive. Once I waited to see exactly how much time it takes to ...
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Encrypting Linux server for remote access VM

Use Case I have an Ubuntu server machine wrapped in a VM (vmdk file) that contains web application. I want to send this VM to someone and prevent him from accessing to the internal file system of the ...
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veracrypt: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0

I'm unable to run Veracrypt on 18.10 Cosmic, it says that gtk library is missing. veracrypt: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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VeraCrypt incorrect permissions?

My VeraCrypt is giving me an error every time I start the app but it runs. How can I fix this?
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VeraCrypt dismounting in console requires root password

I use VeraCrypt this way: Open the VeraCrypt GUI. Mount a container. Enter root password for mounting. But I need an option for "emergency" dismounting all devices. I know there is "hotkeys" in Win ...
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USB drive encrypted with VeraCrypt on Windows doesn't automount on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I encrypted using VeraCrypt on a Windows machine and the problem is that it doesn't auto mount and show up. I used lsusb to find the device so it is showing up. Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0781:5575 ...
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Why does VeraCrypt not work on Ubuntu 18.04?

VeraCrypt was apparently installed during the upgrade to 18.04, but won't open documents. VeraCrypt icon showed up. I tried uninstalling, then reinstalling VeraCrypt, and now the icon is gone, and ...
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VeraCrypt volumes get unmounted after sleep

Good day everyone! I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu-Mate Bionic 18.04 and now fighting new "features". Google has helped a lot, but this time I didn't manage to find a solution. Every time I resume ...
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btrfs volume is full

Ubuntu says that my btrfs partition is full when it should not be full. It clearly says under Contents: that there is only one file with size 912.7GB, however 997,9 GB are used and I don't know what ...
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VeraCrypt installation error (Kubuntu 18.04) : Permission Denied

I'm trying to install Veracrypt (ver 1.22) using the gui and console installer downloaded from Veracrypt's official website, not from the PPA. I'm getting the following error when I click on the gui ...
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Allow a regular user to mount VeraCrypt volume without admin privileges

A regular user is unable to mount a VeraCrypt volume without first authenticating with an administrator password. According to the original TrueCrypt documentation, the workaround is to give the user ...
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can't read superblock on /dev/mapper/veracrypt1

I have scoured the web, including veracrypt official forums for this and nothing. It's almost like support does not exist for this issue. When I go to mount the partition, it spits out this error: ...
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Mount Veracrypt volume without having adminstrative privileges

when I try to mount a volume in veracrypt with an non administrative user, veracrypt asks me for: . So how can I mount veracrypt volumes with an user having no administrative privileges? The ...
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Can VeraCrypt be made available for users securely on a server?

I have VeraCrypt installed on a server and want to think about making it available to users on the server to make encrypted files in their home directories. What are the security vulnerabilities to ...
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Unable to install VeraCrypt - (k)ubuntu 17.10

Trying to install VeraCrypt on a new install og Kubuntu 17.10. However I'm having some trouble. Running the veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64 file (double click -> execute), extracted from archive (...
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Rsync not working well with VeraCrypt containers

I have a script that mounts a Veracrypt container in my external HD, Rsync files into it and then dismount the container. Problem is that if I run it twice in a row, or some time later, for some ...
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VeraCrypt text mode only

I have a script where it mounts a veracrypt container for me, RSYNC files in this container and then dismount it. The problem is that everytime I run it, when it mounts the container, it opens the ...
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Using Rsync + Encryption

Newbie question: Currently I'm using RSYNC to backup my files from my computer to an External HD that is always connected to my computer. rsync -avzr /home/user/folder1/ /media/hd1/folder1/ My goal ...
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Save Files Immediately

I have a Veracrypt container on a USB 2.0 drive (not full-disk encryption). When I copy a file from my hard-drive (where Ubuntu is installed) to inside the Veracrypt container, the standard copying ...
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Can't read superblock with veracrypt

I have a trouble when mounting a veracypt file container,saying mount: /dev/mapper/veracrypt1: can't read superblock How can I fix this error? Any help will be appreciated. OS:Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Can someone help me set up dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu

I have Win 7 and latest ubuntu on 500 gb drive. Dual boot worked fine, till I decided to install VeraCrypt and now I lost my ability to boot into Ubuntu. When I press ESC in veracrypt boot loader 1.21,...
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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Veracrypt FDE on Ubuntu?

Can you perform a full disk encryption on a system drive with Veracrypt in Ubuntu? I remember reading somewhere that Veracrypt can't do FDE on a system drive under Linux, but can't seem to find that ...
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How can user mount an encrypted file container in VeraCrypt?

I have a number of external media with VeraCrypt encrypted file containers and I would like the users to mount and use them without giving root privileges to the users. However at the moment ...
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What is the recommended way to use VeraCrypt in Ubuntu?

I have a number of encrypted volumes on external media encrypted either with TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt. What is the recommended way to install and use VeraCrypt under Ubuntu?
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VSFTP Veracrypt mounted container - 550 Failed to change directory

VERACRYPT CONTAINERS CAN NOT BE ACCESSED BY FTP ON LINUX/UNIX - VERACRYPT CONTAINERS CAN BE ACCESSED BY FTP ON WINDOWS. VERACRYPT CONTAINERS MAY BE ACCESSED ON LINUX VIA SAMBA (AT YOUR OWN RISK - ...
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Can I install Ubuntu alongside VeraCrypt encrypted Windows 10 partition

I have Windows 10 computer with full disk encryption with VeraCrypt (standard settings- AES and SHA-256). Can I now install Ubuntu on this hard drive (preferably with full disk encryption too) ...
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Error trying to open VeraCrypt container, veracrypt::process::execute:108

On Ubuntu 16.04 a machine I've installed VeraCrypt 1.19. When I'm trying to open an existing container I get the error: "No such file or directory: dmsetup" veracrypt::process::execute:108 I ...
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Eject an unformatted external HDD

I have a big external USB HDD, which is device-encrypted with Veracrypt. That means when I plug it in, Ubuntu just sees an empty, unpartitioned raw device. > lsblk -h sdb 8:16 0 2,...
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Create veracrypt traveler disk in Ubuntu

According to this extract of the documentation of VeraCrypt, it is possible to create a portable "Traveler Disk" in the application: Tools -> Traveler Disk Setup You can use this facility to ...
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Mounting Encrypted VeraCrypt Drive during Boot

I have a single extra HardDrive encrypted with VeraCrypt in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I'd like to use it to store my Documents, Photos etc, but I can't easily redirect the home links if the drive is not ...
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Do I have to dismount VeraCrypt volumes before shutting down or restarting Ubuntu?

Is there an auto-dismount in veracrypt or should I always unmount veracrypt volumes manually before shutting down to prevent a broken filesystem/container? I found the answer for Windows in the ...
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How to move GRUB from the MBR to another partition?

So, I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. My current set-up is dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, what I want to do is move the GRUB from the MBR to another partition so I can encrypt the Windows 10 partition ...
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