Extending the Diskspaceo linux VM

Posted on 2013-01-17
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all, i have a RHEL 5 VM with two disks, disk1=25G (os) and disk2=100G (Data)

I am running really low on disk2 and need to increase by another 50G at least.

I am running esx 3.5 for the production environment.  I've increased disk space in windows 2003 by  right clicking vm-->Edit Settings, selecting disk and type a new value in there.

I then use the GParted iso to boot off the vm and increase the disk to it's new size. Windows 2008 a lot simpler as well, but nerver had to do a Linux vm.

Can i do the same as it a win2003 server? Can i use the GParted CD to increase the disk?
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It depends on the underlying partition format.  Open GParted and choose View -> File System Support to find out which formats your version supports and what it can do with them.  If it is supported, then the principal is exactly the same.  Remember you can get the latest Live CD from GParted's site.

GParted Live CD: http://gparted.org/livecd.php

GParted's File System Support

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So i've downloaded the latest GParte and it didn't work. I kept getting errors that " the server had been exited with errors"

I then used the older version of GParted and ti booted just fine. The resize took like 25 min, but at the end everything work great.

Thanks for the help.
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No problem.  It sounds like the previous shutdown had not been clean for your first attempt & that was detected by GParted.  It could be you had a clean reboot between the attempts & the OS fixed the error or it could be that the older GParted you have simply ignored the partition flag.  Anyway, you have achieved what you sought to achieve.  Glad to have helped. :)

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