How to Install TrueCrypt on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE

Hello Linux Users.

In this article I will show you how to install Truecrypt on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squueeze, Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, OpenSUSE 12.3, OpenSUSE 12.2 and OpenSUSE 12.1.

Because this guide gives you instructions on how to install TrueCrypt from sources, this article works on the most Linux and Unix distributions.

Follow this steps for a propper installation:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget

Extract the archive:

$ tar -xzvf truecrypt*.gz

Install TrueCrypt:

$ sudo ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x86

To uninstall TrueCrypt, do this:

$ sudo

To run it, just type truecrypt in the terminal:

$ truecrypt

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21 comments on “How to Install TrueCrypt on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE
  1. frederik borup says:

    all works fine until this:

    trxtr@T520:~$ sudo ./truecrypt*
    [sudo] password for trxtr:
    sudo: ./truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz: command not found

    What is wrong?

  2. frederik borup says:

    running ubuntu 13.04
    and the file ” truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz” is located

    • bassel ayash says:

      The wrong in install TrueCrypt command
      try this :
      sudo ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x86

      it’s work for me

  3. Albin says:

    Perfect on Xubuntu 13.04 (Raring) – thank you very much. (Other methods had failed.)

  4. jg says:

    just type


    and then drag and drop the file into the terminal and it will open the gui

  5. Siyachibuye says:

    This was very easy and useful. Thanks!!!! 🙂

  6. Phil35 says:


    installation is ok on linux mint 14 , but when i try to execute ( ~ $ truecrypt ) , it says “bash : /usr/bin,/trucrypt : cannot execute binary file”. any idea ?


  7. geza says:

    This was very easy and useful. Thanks!!!! 🙂

  8. Yatti420 says:

    Works also if yo udownload the files from -Just becareful where you put the tar zip.. adjust directory accordingly..

  9. stev says:

    well, that was painless, thanks

  10. David Kirk says:

    For what it’s worth I had to right click the Truecrypt file and make sure I could execute it under the permissions tab.

  11. Mariano says:

    thanks!!! gracias 🙂

  12. I2k4 says:

    Thanks a lot. For some reason the executable from TrueCrypt failed in Mint 16 XFCE, but these commands worked a treat.

  13. Salim J. Kachemela says:

    Wow! Nice article… Simple and easy to install… Thanks alot…

  14. Javier says:

    Thanks! It worked!! Gracias amigo!

  15. Innes Heppler says:

    Your article made installation seem easy. I know it is not
    Thank you for your help

  16. Linux Guy says:

    Just to make it clear for future readers: even though the article says “..this guide gives you instructions on how to install TrueCrypt from sources, ..”, this guide does NOT show you how to install truecrypt from sources. It installs a binary blob (a pre-compiled executable) contained in the downloaded file.
    Like all binary blobs, the user cannot know whether the installed executable actually reflects the published truecrypt sources, or not.

  17. Hazuki Amamiya says:

    For Debian wheezy 64bit XFCE environment,”sudo” is not needed. i.e. run command “./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64” is already enough. The root access will be needed after the agreement and dialog box for root access will be prompt automatically.

  18. tony B says:

    newbie q…
    have sucessfully installed Truecrypt under Unbuntu 14.04 and Zorin 6 on other PC but on this dual boot W7/Ubuntu, I am getting an error when extracting the file
    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    any ideas please?tar -xzvf truecrypt*.gz


  19. John Doe says:

    This hashes on this file are known bad from the truecrypt site. Please update your website to reflect a known good version.

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