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How to extend an extended partition?

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I have a vmware disk with an extended partition and I have just added 20G from the SAN.  I would like to use diskpart to expand the entire partition to include the new 20G.
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At a command prompt, type diskpart
Type list volume to display the existing volumes on the computer
Type Select volume # where volume number is number of the volume that you want to extend.
Type extend to extend the partition the remaining free space
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DISKPART > extend
The volume you have selected may not be extended.
Please select another volume and try again.

I was thinking there was a problem with extending an extended partition.....?
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Perfect.  Per the second thread  "you need to first extend the disk at the hardware level."  How would this be accomplished?
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Make sure the VM is off, then within the VMware Server's web management console select the disk which you want to extend, select edit, and if you originally made this a "disk" to use VMWare's SCSI controller, you can just select "Increase Capacity".
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How does your Windows detect the new space? When you get to Windows Disk Management is the space block located on the same drive?
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if anything else fails, you might try this tool:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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I would like to give more than one answer points and am unable in the current mode.  Please remove the delete so I can accept multiple answers.
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Sorry for the delay in rewarding points.
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