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How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?

I have run out of space on my WinXP virtual machine, which I only gave 10 GB space for when I created it. Is there an easy way to increase it to, say, 20 GB? I can't see any obvious option in ...
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Slow boot - “a start job is running for dev-disk-by…”

I don't recall when the issue started to occur but it's likely when I moved my VMWare Ubuntu image to an external SSD so that I can use the OS on any of my PCs. There aren't many links on Google about ...
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How do I restore a swap partition I accidentally deleted?

I accidentally deleted my swap partition via gparted. (I'm still logged in the system so restoring should be easier) Can someone help me please? I'm not sure how to configure it because the Ubuntu ...
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Resize Ubuntu 10.04 VirtualBox VM virtual disk [duplicate]

How do I resize my virtual disk space? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with only 8GB (which is the default allocated size) but it's running low on disk space. Thanks. Here's the screenshot. Thanks to @...
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How do I get Ubuntu 12.04 to recognize encrypted swap partition so that I can hibernate?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and used gparted to erase and enlarge my swap partition. When I rebooted, gparted said that the file partition for the swap was unknown. Gparted doesn't let me change ...
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Can't expand Ubuntu VM's hard drive space [duplicate]

Running df -h returns: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 3.9G 3.7G 1.8M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G ...
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Resizing Xubuntu patrition

Ok, here is the problem. I have a Xubuntu in Virtual box. I have resized the machine HD and added the missing space using GParted to the patrition as seen in this picture: After resize the new size ...
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vdi resizing has no effect in vm

I have changed the vdi size from 20 GB to 40 GB, but the increase has no effect on my ubuntu machine, it still says the memory is as it was earlier. Two screen shots have been provided, the host is ...
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How to rectify this problem /dev/sda1 is full?

I have tried using df -h and it resulted in df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 981M 0 981M 0% /dev tmpfs 201M 3.6M 197M 2% /run /dev/sda1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 I have resized partition and root still has very little to no disk space [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server running. It is running on VirtualBox 5.1.12r112440. The vdi size was 50GB but I used this link to resize it successfully to 200GB: Resizing Virtual drive However when I ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest Windows 7 host - resizing virtual machine

I was carefully following the instructions at: Resizing Virtual drive but got stuck at 3.6. I can't resize the root partition (/dev/sda1) because it is mounted. I tried booting my virtual machine ...
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How to check whether the linux system using a large disk space? [duplicate]

I am using VirtualBox. I installed a ubuntu system on it. At the beginning, I set default 8GB disk space. But it's not big enough so I want to add more space on it. I used this way(add to 20GB): ...
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Increasing size of a virtualmachine using only the command line

There are countless guides and SO questions related to this question, but as far as I can find, they all use a GUI for at least some part of the answer. I have an Ubuntu 14.4 server, to which I only ...