Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, TrueCrypt was a very popular open-source tool for encrypting both virtual disks and partitions, but the project was dropped last month.
But some third party developers have adopted TrueCrypt and decided to continue the work on the TrueCrypt’s source code, under a new name: CipherShed. No CipherShed version has been yet released, but the good old TrueCrypt 7.1a can be still installed on Linux systems.
In this article I will show you how to install TrueCrypt 7.1a on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Peppermint, Elementary OS, Linux Lite, Deepin, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.
Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install TrueCrypt 7.1a on 32 bit Linux systems:
$ wget download.truecrypt.ch/current/truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x86.tar.gz
$ sudo ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x86
How to install TrueCrypt 7.1a on 64 bit Linux systems:
$ wget download.truecrypt.ch/current/truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64.tar.gz
$ sudo ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64
For bot 32 bit and 64 bit Linux systems, you have to follow the instructions displayed and accept the licence terms.