Friday, September 14, 2007

Expanding the size of a VMWare disk

My friend Neil needed to expand the size of a VMWare disk from 10GB to 20GB.
Initially the idea was to rebuild the VM image, however there had to be a workaround.

We found it "here"

As the disk was the system disk we needed to follow the special instructions in the comments. "To do the system disk you will ned a second virtual machine. Mount the System disk on another virtual machine and a second disk, run diskpart on the disk and then shutdown the machine. No start up the original machine and voila you now have a larger system disk."

Bless those MCPs.

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