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Ubuntu VMWare Workstation doesn't grow its hard drive

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Hi,

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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Question by:kerzner
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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.  

https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter
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by:kumarnirmal
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During the initial process of VM creation how much did you specify for the Virtual Disk ?
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by:kerzner
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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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by:kerzner
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kumarnirmal,

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 :(
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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:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
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.
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by:kerzner
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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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