Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64 [updated]

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Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64 [updated]

Post by NChewie » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:33 am

To install veracrypt 1.19 on Linux Mint 18.0 Cinnamon 64bit:

Download veracrypt-1.19-setup.tar.bz2 from
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Downloads

You should validate the signature on the file using PGP - see
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2015/02/17/b ... pgp-linux/
Download the PGP signature and the Veracrypt public key.

Use Nemo file manager (from the panel at the bottom left of the screen) to go to /home/Downloads

Right-click VeraCrypt_PGP_public_key.asc and select "Open with import key"
then right-click veracrypt-1.19-setup.tar.bz2.sig and select "Open with Validate Signature", which will hopefully report: Untrusted but valid signature

Doubleleftclick on the veracrypt-1.19-setup.tar.bz2 file, so the archive manager will open.
Select the veracrypt-1.19-setup-gui-x64 file and select Extract button. In the left pane, select the Desktop as your destination and press the Extract button. [Confirm the success message by pressing Quit]
Click the Show Desktop icon in the panel at the bottom left of your screen, which will minimise all your open windows.
Right-Click part of the background in your desktop and select "Open in Terminal".
In that terminal, type:

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./veracrypt-1.19-setup-gui-x64
On the xmessage that pops up, press the

Install Veracrypt button then accept the licence terms, then OK to verify the xmessage telling you how to uninstall.
Then enter your password when prompted.
Watch the install in the terminal and press Enter when prompted.

And it is installed...

It will be in the Menu-Accessories on your next reboot. If you want to test it prior to reboot, open a terminal and type

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veracrypt &
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Re: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

Post by ibDoug » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:03 am

I've just spent an hour trying to install Vera Crypt and this is the only method that worked. Thank you!

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Re: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

Post by ds2816 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm

I kept getting an error about gnome-terminal no longer accepts --title option and it did not install. I decided to install xterm through the software manager and then proceeded to run the veracrypt install script inside an xterm instead of a gnome terminal. Installation ran great. I was desperate to get veracrypt running on my new 18.2 install so I was even trying older versions of veracrypt with the same problem. Once the xterm was used every version installed perfectly. I used version 1.21 for my final install.

I used the veracrypt-1.21-setup-gui-x64 shell script on my 64 bit linux mint 18.2 cinnamon system with an xterm.

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Re: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

Post by MintBean » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:43 pm

I prefer to use the PPA. Saves manually installing updates.

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

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Re: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

Post by NChewie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:41 pm

[Update for latest version 1.22]
In case anyone searches for how to install veracrypt 1.22...
The latest version is not (yet) in the PPA above, but can be downloaded from the veracrypt website:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html

The instructions to install are slightly different... when the gui file is extracted, I found that I needed to make it executable:

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chmod +x ./veracrypt-1.22-setup-gui-x64
before running it

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./veracrypt-1.22-setup-gui-x64
and after choosing to Install Veracrypt in the pop-up, it carried out an uninstall (after requesting the root password).
The version can then be checked with:

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veracrypt --version
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