I am trying to extend the Boot partition/System/C: drive of the 2008 server r2 VM hard disk. I have increased the size of the hard disk from 24 GB to 40 Gb which is really i need and i can see the unallocated hard disk size in windows 2008 disk management tool, when i right click the disk -> the extend option is grayed out and won't let me expand the disk.
I tried using Diskpart and doesn't work as its a C: Drive and its not a contiguous disk space which could be the reason for extending on both of these ways.
I also tried using gparted and even here also, its the same fault of not contiguous hard disk space with which i can't extend the hard disk.
between the actual hard disk space of 24 GB and unallocated 16 GB HD space, there is partition of 300 MB HD space which is a boot partition and is not letting to extend the hard disk space.
I did tried reducing the hard disk space back to 24 GB as it was initially, when i do this it won't reduce to 24 GB and still shows 40 GB with unallocated HD space in disk management tool.
I tried restarting the VM couple of times in between to make sure if restarting helps in anyway, but still the same issue.
I have already looked at EE article and google quite a bit before posting here and there are no snapshots while increasing the HD space as required.
well, i would like to have have a snapshot taken before increasing this HD space, so please let me know how can i increase HD space this way and if possible with a snapshot taken.