TrueCrypt and Mavericks #
- Build TrueCrypt on OS X 64 bit with hardware acceleration
(requires including a patch from nerdenmeister)
- If you prefer using the official TrueCrypt 7.1a binary, click "Customize" during install and uncheck OSXFUSE Core 2.3.8 and MacFUSE Compatibility Layer (they are outdated versions that cause problems under Mavericks). Afterwards, install the latest FUSE for OS X, checking MacFUSE Compatibility Layer during the process.
- If you have encrypted an entire USB drive, OS X will prompt you to Initialize, Ignore, or Eject it when plugged in (as was explained in a TrueCrypt warning during the initial setup). Be sure to click Ignore and then mount using TrueCrypt.
- If you decide to reformat the mounted container as HFS+, you can extract and install a read-support driver for Windows from the Boot Camp installer (BootCamp.msi > BootCamp64.cab > AppleHFS.sys and AppleMNT.sys).
- To format an encrypted device or partition container as HFS+ (or rather, JHFS+ "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"):
- Connect the device to your Mac
- In TrueCrypt, click "Select Device..."
- Double click the encrypted disk or partition
- Click Mount > Options > "Do not mount" > enter your password/keyfile
- Run diskutil list to find the disk identifier (e.g., /dev/disk5)
- Format it (any existing data will be deleted): diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ <new_disk_name> </dev/disk#>
- The container should mount automatically after formatting is complete. When you are finished, unmount it from within TrueCrypt.
/mac | Sep 29, 2014
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