How-to Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

If like many people in the world, you are concerned with privacy and security, there are many avenues one can take in order to safe-guard their precious data.  I am an avid subscriber to the VeraCrypt project and use it on my Windows machines and generally have an encrypted volume or two stored on external hard drives or thumb drives – it is a great application, intuitive and effective at what it does.  So while it’s all fine and well having it on Windows, how does one install it on Ubuntu…no surprises, look to the terminal and you will have it installed and running in no time.

As VeraCrypt is available via PPA, installing VeraCrypt 1.0f-1 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the VeraCrypt package.

To Install, open the terminal and type the following;

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/encryption
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install veracrypt

and to uninstall;

$ sudo apt-get remove veracrypt

Installed and ready to use.

Installed and ready to use.