Precondition: Truecrypt is installed
1.Open your terminal, then type in
2.Truecrypt will now ask you whether you want a normal or a hidden volume:
Normal is fine for a beginner so just press “Enter”.
3.Now the path for the voulme is asked:
Enter file or device path for new volume:
Just t ype in any path you want: For example: /home/usr/tcvolume
tcvolume then would be the name of the volume:
4.Now the filesystem:
Just press “Enter”, nowadays FAT is also works quite fine under a linux-os,…
5.Now the size of the volume:
Enter volume size (bytes – size/sizeK/sizeM/sizeG):
If you want a 30 megabyte-container you type in 30M, if you want one GB, just type in 1G,…,of course there should be enough space on the harddrive…
Pressing “Enter” is all you have to do…
7. Encryption algorithm:
5) Triple DES
AES is a very secure and very fast encryption algorithm, so just take,…, it should provide more than enough security!
8. The password:
Enter password for new volume ‘/home/usr/tcvolume:
Is should be long and secure, a nonsense-sense is usually the best idea:
375 Dwarfs walk on the beach all day, playing volleyball, swimming and drinking beer. That is all they want to do.
Just make a bit more difficult:
This is a very complex password, but still quite easy to remember!
After entering the password a second time you will be asked for keyfiles, just press “Enter”
9.Truecrypt now wants to collect random data to make the key:
TrueCrypt will now collect random data.
To enable mouse movements to be used as a source of random data,
please do one of the following:
– Run TrueCrypt under administrator (root) account.
– Add read permission for your user to device /dev/input/mice.
Please type at least 320 randomly chosen characters and then press Enter:
Type in the 320 character and press “Enter”
Important: You should type in random data, so do not enter something like “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”, but “b$&/hnZgcj=3hJHGgöohfe44GJK”, “good random data” => “good key”, otherwise your key is worthless!!!
Congratulations! You made it!