Re: Truecrypt permissions issue
This problem goes beyond the importing of Truecrypt volumes from a Macintosh. I've been having problems with permissions on Truecrypt volumes' contents for years, and have tried various workarounds. Basically, the problem started after I switched from Windows to Ubuntu back in 2006, and has followed me onto every computer I use. The issue seems to be that the Linux version of Truecrypt insists on assigning ownership of files only to some other random user, not to the main user account in which I use Truecrypt. I think I read something on the Truecrypt site earlier explaining that in Linux, you're supposed to only be using Truecypt as root user ("for sercurity purposes") -- which makes absolutely no sense. Perhaps the designer of Truecrypt just doesn't use or understand Linux?
I've tried gksu nautilus to reassign ownership of files and folders, which used to work. Now that seems to work when I'm doing it, but when I go back to my normal file browser window, I see that that the permissions didn't really change. I'm using ext4 formatting.
Now I tried creating a new TC volume, to see if I can replace the old one -- but as it turns out, I don't have permission to write to my newly-created replacement file either. Since reinstalling my computer in May I was free of these problems, but now they just returned today, and none of my old workarounds help any more.
I've been struggling with this problem off and on for years -- there must be some solution to this problem. This is so frustrating. All I want is a way to protect my privacy.
- Ubuntu 16.04 on 2012 ZaReason, 460GB HD, 8 GB RAM, 3 GHz dual processor -
- Xubuntu 14.04 on 2003 Sony Vaio laptop, 30GB HD, 1GB RAM, 1.8GHz processor -