Mounting Truecrypt Volumes in Linux
Posted on Sunday, September 3 2017
Today I learned (well not actually today, but a few days ago): You can easily mount Truecrypt containers with cryptsetup in Linux. So let's put a quick reminder here, just in case I need this again...
Set up a loop device
sudo losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/truecrypt/container
Then open it
sudo cryptsetup open --type tcrypt /dev/loop0 tccontainer
And finally mount the container
sudo mount /dev/mapper/tccontainer /mnt
To close it again, go the other way round...
umount /mnt sudo cryptsetup close tccontainer sudo losetup -d /dev/loop0
You can also mount hidden Truecrypt containers by specifying the type
tcrypt-hidden in the
cryptsetup open... step.
Tags: howto linux