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How To Install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40

Install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40. VeraCrypt is a successor to the popular TrueCrypt software, offering advanced features and improved security. It allows users to create encrypted volumes, encrypt entire partitions, and even encrypt the entire operating system. VeraCrypt supports multiple encryption algorithms, including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, providing strong protection against data breaches. Additionally, VeraCrypt offers features like hidden volumes and plausible deniability, making it a versatile tool for securing your data.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the VeraCrypt open-source utility that provides on-the-fly encryption on Fedora 40.


Before we dive into the installation process, ensure that you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 40.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. Fedora provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • A stable internet connection to download the necessary packages.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40

Step 1. Update the System.

Before installing VeraCrypt, it’s crucial to update your Fedora 40 system packages to ensure that you have the latest versions available. Updating the system packages helps to address any security vulnerabilities and compatibility issues that may exist in older versions. To update your system packages, open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

The package manager will retrieve the latest package information and prompt you to confirm the update. Press “y” and hit Enter to proceed with the update process. Depending on the number of updates available, this step may take a few minutes to complete.

Step 2. Installing VeraCrypt on Fedora 40.

There are several methods to install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40. We’ll cover three popular approaches: using the RPM package, building from source, and utilizing the COPR repository.

  • Method 1: Using the RPM Package

First, download the latest RPM package for your Fedora 40 system using wget command:

### GUI ###
wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.26.7/+download/veracrypt-1.26.7-CentOS-8-x86_64.rpm

### Console ###
wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.26.7/+download/veracrypt-console-1.26.7-CentOS-8-x86_64.rpm

Next, install the package using the following command:

### GUI ###
sudo dnf install veracrypt-1.26.7-CentOS-8-x86_64.rpm

### Console ###
sudo dnf install veracrypt-console-1.26.7-CentOS-8-x86_64.rpm
  • Method 2: Building from Source

If you prefer to build VeraCrypt from the source, follow these steps:

First, install the required dependencies by running the following command:

sudo dnf install make gcc gcc-c++ wxGTK3-devel pkg-config device-mapper-devel libxslt-devel glibc-devel nasm

Download the latest VeraCrypt source code from the official website:

wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.26.7/+download/veracrypt-1.26.7-setup.tar.bz2

Extract the downloaded archive navigate to the extracted directory and run the following commands to configure, build, and install VeraCrypt:

sudo make install
  • Method 3: Using the COPR Repository

The COPR (Cool Other Package Repo) repository provides an alternative way to install VeraCrypt on Fedora 40. Here’s how you can use it:

Enable the COPR repository by running the following command:

sudo dnf copr enable robot/veracrypt

Install VeraCrypt from the enabled repository:

sudo dnf install veracrypt

Verify the installation by running:

veracrypt --version

Step 3. Configuring VeraCrypt.

After a successful installation, you can launch VeraCrypt from the application menu or by running the veracrypt command in the terminal. Upon launching, you’ll be greeted with the VeraCrypt main window, where you can create new encrypted volumes, mount existing ones, or encrypt entire partitions or drives.

Step 4. Accessing VeraCrypt on Fedora.

Launch VeraCrypt from the applications menu or by typing veracrypt in the terminal.

Step 5. Using VeraCrypt on Fedora 40.

  • Creating an Encrypted Volume
  1. In the VeraCrypt main window, select “Create Volume” from the “Volumes” menu.
  2. Follow the wizard to specify the volume type (e.g., file container, partition, or drive), encryption algorithm, and other preferences.
  3. Set a strong password or keyfile for the encrypted volume.
  4. Once the volume is created, you can mount it and start storing your sensitive data securely.
  • Encrypting a Partition or Drive.

VeraCrypt also allows you to encrypt entire partitions or drives, providing an additional layer of security for your system. To encrypt a partition or drive:

  1. In the VeraCrypt main window, select “Encrypt Partition/Drive” from the “Volumes” menu.
  2. Follow the wizard to select the partition or drive you want to encrypt.
  3. Choose the encryption algorithm and other preferences.
  4. Set a strong password or key file for the encrypted partition or drive.
  5. After the encryption process is complete, you can access the encrypted partition or drive by mounting it in VeraCrypt.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VeraCrypt. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the VeraCrypt on Fedora 40. system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the VeraCrypt website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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