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Ubuntu VMWare Workstation doesn't grow its hard drive


the words seem to say that the hard drive will grow automatically, but it doesn't happen. Am I missing something?

Instructions on manual resizing are too hard, so I'd rather just install another one. Any advice?

Thank you.
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I think you could run VMWare StandAlone Converter, which is free, and convert it from a virtual to a virtual and resize the HD in the process.  That would automate the resizing of the HD.  

During the initial process of VM creation how much did you specify for the Virtual Disk ?
kerznerAuthor Commented:
VMWare StandAlone Converter is probably a valid option - I downloaded and started, and it was going to take 3 hour. In my case, I don't have much on my VM, so it's easier to create another one, and I can experiment with the new Jaunty Ubuntu if I want to.
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kerznerAuthor Commented:

I created it with 2 Gigs, because I planed to the team to use it, and wanted it on a thumb drive. I hoped it would automatically grow though :(
Another option is to use Workstation to resize the virtual disk and the use a partition manager to resize the partitions to fill the new disk.
One option would be gparted live:
You can boot to the ISO and resize the partition there. This wouldn't require having both the old virtual disk and the new virtual disk.
kerznerAuthor Commented:
In my case, it was too much work, and I created another VM. But when I do have a lot of stuff on it, I will use both approaches. Thank you.
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