Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 18.04

There are two ways in which VeraCrypt can be installed on Ubuntu 18.04

Installing via Ubuntu PPA repos

VeraCrypt is not available on the default Ubuntu repositories. Therefore, to install it using the package manger, you have to add the PPA repositories.

Add PPA repos using the command below. Note that this repository is not related to VeraCrypt even though Unit 193 is Xubuntu developer and he is a great contributor to open source community;

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/encryption

Update the system

sudo apt-get update

Once the update is done, run the command below to install VeraCrypt.

sudo apt install veracrypt

Install via VeraCrypt Installer Scripts

VeraCrypt has its Linux installer scripts on its official website. Download the installer tarball by running the command below.


Once the download is complete, extract the VeraCrypt tarball, navigate to the source code extract directory and run the VeraCrypt installer.

tar -xjf veracrypt-1.23-setup.tar.bz2

This will extrct the VeraCrypt setup scripts in the current working directory. There are two types of installers, GUI based and the console based Installers for both x86 and x86_64 systems. In this case, I am going to use the console based installer for x86_64 system.

Therefore, in the current working directory, run the installer script as shown below;

sudo ./veracrypt-1.23-setup-console-x64
VeraCrypt 1.23 Setup

Installation options:

 1) Install veracrypt_1.23_console_amd64.tar.gz
 2) Extract package file veracrypt_1.23_console_amd64.tar.gz and place it to /tmp

To select, enter 1 or 2: 1 << Press 1 to Launch VeraCrypt installation

Before you can use, extract, or install VeraCrypt, you must accept the
terms of the VeraCrypt License.

Press Enter to display the license terms... 

...scroll through the license...

Do you accept and agree to be bound by the license terms? (yes/no): Yes

...Once you press Enter, the installer will run and install VeraCrypt...
usr/share/veracrypt/doc/HTML/VeraCrypt Rescue Disk.html

Press Enter to exit...

You can verify that VeraCrypt is installed and indeed is in your PATH.

 which veracrypt

You are now ready to encrypt your drives/files using VeraCrypt.


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Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 18.04