Encrypt Folders & Partitions in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)–Part I 1


Oneiric EncryptionThis tutorial is part 1 of 2, and will show you how to easily encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu 11.10 using TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt is an open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. It can be used to encrypt a whole disk or just a partition, and encryption is done in real-time and it’s transparent.

When a file or folder is encrypted using TrueCrypt, it cannot be accessed or viewed by anyone without the proper authentication. This is a great way to keep your secrets secret!

 

 

Objectives:

  • Install TrueCrypt in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Encrypt files and folders
  • Enjoy!

 

To get started, click here to download TrueCrypt for Linux, Ubuntu. Choose 64-bit (x64) if your systems support it and click ‘Download’

 

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When prompted, select ‘Open with Archive Manager (default)’ or save the file.

 

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When Archive Manager opens, click ‘Extract’  If you chose to save the file, go to the location where you saved it, then right-click it and select ‘Extract Here’

 

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After extracting, go to your home folder and double-click ‘TrueCrypt’ installer.

 

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When prompted, click ‘Run’

 

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Then click ‘Install TrueCrypt’

 

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After installing, open TrueCrypt from Dash

 

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Now begin creating encrypted partitions or volumes by clicking ‘Create Volume’

 

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This is the end of Part One. In Part Two, I’ll show you how to actually encrypt a volume so that files and folders you wish to hide can be put into it.

 

Enjoy!


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  • Tomas

    Hi guys, I am facing problem…when I download and extract file and double click, it want to be opened in “centrum for SW” and write me message “truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64” could not be opened.”

    Thanks for hint