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Setup For Variable Drive Olly?


kittmaster

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I remember seeing a thread that would allow to have any variable path letter without it rewriting the INI to lose the plugins data.

Does anyone remember where that thread is? Search is coming up nill.

I want to dump my beta olly on a flash drive and depending on the system it could be D E F G H etc etc.......and have it run directly from the flash drive

Ring a bell?

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What I have is a relative path to the plugin directory, eg if you have a directory called "plugins", you make the path "plugins" without any drive letter. The problem is that this requires the current directory to be olly's (when you start it normally this works, but as JIT it can't find the dirs).

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Guest Individual11
Or you could use Thinstall, VirtualBox, MoleBox, etc. or something to virtualize it and run it from anywhere... :)

Ted.

Diverging somewhat from the original topic, but are there any reccomendations for virtualization products? I have previously been using VMWare`s freebie server package however I have found the performance has been less than stellar (even when run on an E6600 and giving the Guest 2Mb RAM and having everything running in RAM). In case it was an issue with the particular hardware I also tried it on an older AMD 4200+ with similar results.

Surely there has to be something better out there? IS the commercial version any better in terms of performance? IS Micro$oft`s Virtual PC 2007 worth looking at? I don`t have overly particular requirements, just something I can run my reveresing tools within, and which runs with a reasonable amount of pace without having to throw boat-loads of resources at it.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated! :)

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2MB RAM? Do you mean GB?

I run VMWare Server 5 fine on similar hardware to you. It slows down considerably from standard performance, but is perfectly fine for reversing in. I've never used the freebie services though so I have no comparison for you unfortunately.

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2MB RAM? Do you mean GB?

I run VMWare Server 5 fine on similar hardware to you. It slows down considerably from standard performance, but is perfectly fine for reversing in. I've never used the freebie services though so I have no comparison for you unfortunately.

Apologies I did of course mean Gb NOT Mb (forgot to engage brain before unleashing fingers) although performance would be understandably slow if I was in fact using 2MB! ;)

Yes what I have is certainly useable it`s just a bit ..... "fuzzy" like I`m doing everything with thick woolen gloves on or something. I would perhaps have hoped for a bit more sensitivity given I`m running a pretty decent proc and throwing more RAM than many people have in total at the thing.

Ah well, I suppose I shouldn`t complain about freebies.

If anyone else has comments or reccomendations for alternatives I`d be most appreciative!

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Guest Individual11
No problems running VMWare here on my Quad Core with 8GB Ram :^

Ted.

Ted,

No problems other than having to use a pry-bar to get all that RAM into the case!?!?!?

Is the performance of the Guest similar to that of the Host (within reason, naturally I`d expect it to be a tad sluggish but ..)? How much memopry do you allocate to the Guest and do you use any other settings which you`ve found to make a noticeable difference?

For some reason as I said at the outset, I`m just not getting the performance I feel I should. I do know that the mobo I have isn`t the best and it may be that at some point I`ll look to replace that, but in the meantime any suggestions for tweaks to an XP SP2 box with 4Gb Ram would be much appreciated.

BTW presumably with 8Gb RAM, if you`re usinig XP, you`re using the 64Bit version. Have you found this to be better/worse (other than being able to see the oceans and oceans of RAM you have)?

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If you upgrade to 4GB of memory and run XP (32bit) the OS will not be able to see it all and that extra memory is useless. It is one of the reasons why you would need to use a x64 OS and why retailers very rarely sell a 32bit machine with anything more than 3GIG.

Memory is a big factor and helps greatly with VMWare especially if you have one or two virtual machines running at the same time. So the more memory you can give the Guest OS the better the virtual machine will run, it is much the same principle reason a host machine runs better with more memory...

Ted.

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If you upgrade to 4GB of memory and run XP (32bit) the OS will not be able to see it all and that extra memory is useless. It is one of the reasons why you would need to use a x64 OS and why retailers very rarely sell a 32bit machine with anything more than 3GIG.

Memory is a big factor and helps greatly with VMWare especially if you have one or two virtual machines running at the same time. So the more memory you can give the Guest OS the better the virtual machine will run, it is much the same principle reason a host machine runs better with more memory...

Ted.

Indeed I end up with 3.25Gb being visible to the OS although 4Gb is registered on the mobo.

In fact after some judiscious googling I doscovered part of my problem (and all of my instability) was caused by PAE and DEP. A bit of config tweaking. some bios bamboozling and a sprinkle of "eye of newt" and all seems well at the ranch.

Thanks for the responses however, appreciate the thoughts and advice! :)

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It is possible for 32bit OS's to show more than 4GB. All of Microsofts Windows server operating systems from Windows 2003 onwards support up 32GIG of memory...

Ted.

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I remember seeing a thread that would allow to have any variable path letter without it rewriting the INI to lose the plugins data.

Does anyone remember where that thread is? Search is coming up nill.

I want to dump my beta olly on a flash drive and depending on the system it could be D E F G H etc etc.......and have it run directly from the flash drive

Ring a bell?

Just put "udd" and "Plugins" in the paths removing the complete paths. I mean just put"udd" or whatever folder it is and similarly in the plugins folder. In this way even if u put the Olly directory in other drive your udd and plugins folder doesn't need to be changed.

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