Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a working version of 11.10 installed on VMware but I need to increase my disk space.

I tried to boot from iso (on windows drive), but neither F2, F12 or ESC seem to work. I wanted to boot from live CD and run GParted to resize the partition.

share|improve this question
    
Have you tried the Delete key? –  Peachy Aug 1 '12 at 13:04
    
Thanks but that did not work either. –  jeannief Aug 1 '12 at 13:14
add comment

2 Answers

No, while working on Vmware. you don't need to do all that. You have to just change virtual OS settings by going in right click on Virtual OS ( ubuntu 11.10) and go to settings. you can change ram and HDD size there.

In Vmware as per I indicated go in Hard disk settings. Click to add. Add more GB as per your requirement. That's it..

share|improve this answer
    
Yes. but as I understand it, that only changes the available size. To make it usable, one has to modify the partition. At least I received a message to that effect. –  jeannief Aug 1 '12 at 11:00
    
Ok. So this is adding a second virtual disk rather than expanding the existing one? Do I need to create a new .vmdk for this new one? –  jeannief Aug 1 '12 at 11:20
    
Yes, you need to create new file . –  K.K Patel Aug 1 '12 at 11:39
    
Apologies if I am not understanding the concept correctly: I now have a second larger virtual disk as you described. What do I need to do to make it available to the filesystem? Baobab is still reporting the old configuration with 20GB available. –  jeannief Aug 1 '12 at 12:10
    
GParted shows the second disk space as unallocated. (similar as to when I extended the existing disk originally) –  jeannief Aug 1 '12 at 12:12
show 1 more comment

Thanks for the help. The solution that worked was to:

  1. Increase the size of the existing virtual disk in VMWare (having shut down Ubuntu).
  2. Use GParted to create an extended partition from the unallocated space.
  3. Create a logical partition of type ext4 within the extended partition wrapper.
  4. Manually mount this new partition. (mount not available in GParted for some reason).
  5. Verify with baobab that the new space is available to the filesystem.
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.