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I wiped my 1TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD and I just used veracrypt to perform full disk encryption with it. I have another HDD drive as well that I've done this with.

The HDD is sdb, and the EVO is sdc. The results look like the following.

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For some reason there are 2 created partitions for the Samsung SSD. When I want to mount sdb I use the command sudo veracrypt --mount /dev/sdb1, but when I want to mount sdc, I omit the drive letter and use the command sudo veracrypt --mount /dev/sdc, and the drive is mounted successfully. The df command even recognizes the veracrypt mount as having its full 1Tb of space.

So why am I seeing 2 very large partitions created for this device?

  • Don't have the rep to comment yet. - Is it too much to blow away both new partitions and start again, or perhaps you have already? - Is it possible that you created a hidden veracrypt partition? I know that checkbox is an option when creating via the GUI, but not sure if it's a default option. - If you created via CLI, can you post the command you used to create the partition(s) in question. history | grep vera – primohacker Jan 20 at 2:04

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