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Y’know, I’ve tried to like Windows. Really. I have. I’m willing to overlook its little foibles…its big foibles…and hell, even some downright blunders, but I just keep running up against things that put me into a cheerfully homicidal rage.

Latest – Windows does not support multiple partitions on a USB storage device.

Not even Windows VISTA supports multiple partitions on a USB storage device.

Hello? Microsoft? Anybody home? Why in the name of hell would you DO this? How hard could it be to support? What does NOT supporting it accomplish?

I was playing around with LUKS encryption today to test a fix for a 2007 bug and it struck me that it would be quite neat to carry around a USB storage device with some of my stuff on it, so I planned to split a 128MB SD card I have lying around into a 32MB partition with the FreeOTFE software on it (the Windows app for accessing LUKS devices) and a 96MB LUKS-encrypted partition with all my sekrit data on it. That way I could just stick it in a Windows machine (SD card readers are invariably USB-based), run FreeOTFE off the first partition to mount the encrypted second partition, and bingo, there’s my data, all nice and safe.

But no. No. I’m only allowed one partition.

£(^)*£^_*(“%_£^*ing Microsoft. Sheesh. Five years and they couldn’t fix this?

2 Responses

  1. gw666
    gw666 November 24, 2006 at 9:46 am | | Reply

    Oh Adam, it is your own fault, you should have reported this during the beta cycle of Windows Vista to http://bugzilla.microsoft.com

  2. adamw
    adamw November 24, 2006 at 10:02 am | | Reply

    Heheh.

    Actually, to be fair, they did have a bug tracking system for beta testers. I never got around to installing one of the betas, though.

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