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Gavotte's RRamdisk, New version is out
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post Feb 29 2008, 09:30 PM
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There is a problem with Gavotte's RAMDISK. On a full NTFS system the FAT formatted RAMDISK doesn't work.

Windows XP Update:
Installing the Ramdisk sample driver in a NTFS only machine might make it unusable. To resolve this problem make the following change:
While you call the IoCreateDevice function (RamdiskAddDevice function in pnp.c), change the device type from FILE_DEVICE_VIRTUAL_DISK to FILE_DEVICE_DISK and recompile the driver. After you install the driver, restart the system in order to access the Ramdisk through Explorer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257405


if someone has the source, could you recompile it to correct this problem OR pass this along to Gavotte.
also i have seen later releases of the RAMDISK

ChangeLog:
12.09.2003 fix SMP/HT compatibility
11.26.2003 fix re-format problem & some typo
11.25.2003 merge rdpack and rdj to rdutil
11.24.2003 add DiskSizeK registry, more compatible w/ antivirus software
05.23.2007 x64 support
01.01.2008 support >=4G ram under 32bit windows (UsePAE=1)
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post Feb 29 2008, 09:59 PM
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Nax,
first thing welcome to the board. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

I moved your post to this new thread as you might have missed last part of my post in the original thread:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1507
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I'll update and complete the post from time to time, if you have any more hints/links, please post it below, I'll add/edit this post and delete yours.

In other words, this thread is NOT meant for comments, just as a quick list of links, if you have meaningful comments, opinions or whatever, do post to a new thread with them and I'll add here a link to it


Please, also make sure to read this thread:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ic=3153&hl=

and behave accordingly.

I have no way to contact Gavotte, but user thunn might be interested in your report.

It seems like you are right, a newish version of RRAMDISK is out:
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01.01.2008 support >=4G ram under 32bit windows (UsePAE=1)


Since it is not immediate to find it on the internet, I am attaching it here. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

jaclaz
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Attached File  gavotte_ramdisk_20080101.rar ( 151.17K ) Number of downloads: 161
 
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post Mar 1 2008, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE (jaclaz @ Feb 29 2008, 10:59 PM) *
It seems like you are right, a newish version of RRAMDISK is out:


Since it is not immediate to find it on the internet, I am attaching it here. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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Ciao, ja' !

Ho appena analizzato la versione a 32 bit del driver contenuto nell'archivio da te messo a disposizione con PE Explorer, e sembra che NON sia l'ultima disponibile: essendo quella contrassegnata come 1.0.4096.2 (01.01.2008), su alcuni siti cinesi ho trovato anche altre due versioni, una 1.0.4096.3 e una 1.0.4096.4 (25.01.2008).

Consentirebbero di oltrepassare il limite dei 4 GB, raddoppiandolo.

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Hi, jaclaz.

I've just analyzed with PE Explorer the 32 bit driver included in the archive you linked, and it seems it's NOT the latest available: being it labeled as 1.0.4096.2 (2008.01.01), some Chinese sites report also the 1.0.4096.3 and the 1.0.4096.4 (2008.01.25) releases.

They would allow to push the size limit beyond 4GB, doubling it.





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post Mar 1 2008, 08:04 PM
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I would have guessed that a file named "gavotte_ramdisk_20080101.rar" is the 01.01.2008 version! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

If you have new versions, please do upload them. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Though the need of a Ramdisk bigger than 4 Gb appears to me rather remote...(IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) , maybe these newish versions fix the problem Nax reported....

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post Mar 1 2008, 08:24 PM
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I did recompile this driver once for my 'personal' version called simply ntramdrv.

Thanks for the leads, I'll be interested to investigate further!

btw,
I have encountered a problem from the kb, twice I think.
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post Mar 1 2008, 11:15 PM
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Well, I've got good and bad news !

First the good ones: new versions seem to be available HERE !

Then the bad ones: the links you and me need are

- Gavotte RAMdisk v.1.0.4096.3 @ http://www.badongo.com/file/7409943 ;

- Gavotte RAMdisk v.1.0.4096.4 @ http://www.badongo.com/file/7601855 .

And they seem sadly to be DEAD !!!

A side note: Nax reported leads you could found HERE.

I hope Forum rules allow to use external links: if they don't please forgive me ! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

And I hope Thunn will manage to give us a fully functional recompiled version of the ramdisk driver.



PS jaclaz: "I would have guessed that a file named "gavotte_ramdisk_20080101.rar" is the 01.01.2008 version!"

No doubt. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

I was MAINLY reporting the version numbers of driver releases, though. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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post Mar 2 2008, 03:27 AM
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Hi All:
The original thread:
http://bbs.et8.net/bbs/showthread.php?t=906641

registration is disabled in CCF forum, also I cannot post a message to that thread.
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post Mar 2 2008, 12:04 PM
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@YeOld
Thanks, got the files from your links. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

@all
Please find attached the newish versions.

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Attached File  ramdisk4gv1.0.4096.30.rar ( 166.73K ) Number of downloads: 137
Attached File  Gavotte_RAMDisk_1.0.4096.4_2008_01_25_.7z ( 173.52K ) Number of downloads: 144
 
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post Mar 2 2008, 12:24 PM
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A gift for you all: just see attachment !

It's now possible, Thunn, to make these drivers even better ?

I mean: eventually recompiling them the way MS suggested in its knowledge base article.
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Attached File  Gavotte_RAMdisk__v.1.0.4096.4_25.01.2008.zip ( 191.08K ) Number of downloads: 212
 
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post Mar 2 2008, 12:34 PM
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Damn, jaclaz, I didn't manage to download those files from the links I gave, and I can't still do it !

I found another way and another forum, though: http://blog.chweng.idv.tw .

I have to correct my early statement, too: you were right, it's pretty clear that "4096" in the driver label refers to a RAMdisk max size of 4GB.
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