Questions tagged [veracrypt]

For questions about the VeraCrypt open source encryption utility. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device.

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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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Dual boot full drive encryption

I recently bought a new laptop and now trying to make encrypted dual boot installation of Windows / Ubuntu. It is very important for me to have shared directories between Ubuntu and Windows. I mean ...
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Veracrypt deleted volume - no space got back

this is my first post here. I have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu on my computer. I have deleted Veracrypt volume from Ubuntu because I wanted to free some space. After deleting encrypted volume I did not ...
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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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crypttab/cryptsetup ignoring CRYPTDISKS_MOUNT, for VeraCrypt using keyfile on usb pendrive, on Ubuntu 18.04.2

I have a NTFS partition encrypted with VeraCrypt with no passphrase, only a keyfile. I want to use the partition to share data between Windows and Ubuntu. I'm trying to unlock the partition at boot ...
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Veracrypt mounted partition - asking for authentication for EVERY file operation

I have a mounted veracrypt container. As user, I have read/write permissions set up. Every time I run a file operation in the container, it asks for authentication with my user password again (not ...
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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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LUKS Encrypted Ubuntu + VeraCrypt Encrypted Windows 10

I managed to install both Windows 10 (encrypted by veracrypt) and Ubuntu (encrypted by LUKS following the directions here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManualFullSystemEncryption/) to the same SSD ...
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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu application location [duplicate]

Hi I just start to use Ubuntu system and I get confused about lots of things. I used using Windows and when I download something, I can choose where I want the file to be stored. But in Ubuntu I can't....
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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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Dual boot encryption

I want to encrypt my dual boot system. New installation (not installed now) of ubuntu with standard encryption and current windows system with veracrypt. My problem is that i can only create 4 primary ...
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How to select filesize range on data recovery utilities like Photorec

I recently formatted my hard drive in order to install an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot system. Of course, I made a backup to an external HDD of my Ubuntu home folder (had been using Ubuntu for the last ...
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Start VeraCrypt “Portable” with relative path to a profilefolder?

After extracting and executing the VeraCrypt binary from tmp, VeraCrypt creates a profile-folder containing the favourite Volumes and Configuration XMLs under .VeraCrypt in ~ as usual. Is there any ...