VMWare Workstation 6: Expand virtual disk

Running out of diskspace?

Use vmware-vdiskmanager.exe to expand your virtual disk at the command prompt:

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 10Gb myDisk.vmdk

More info: vmweekly.com

The second step you have to take is to repartition the disk. Using Partition Magic, gparted-livecd or another tool.

This shoud work, but didn’t for work out for me. Partition Magic couldn’t see the new disk size, so I wasn’t able to repartition the virtual drive.

I used VMware Converter instead. Very easily create a new Virtual Machine from the existing one, and choose a new disk size (or growing disk). Thank you VMware ! 🙂

vmware convertor - expand virtual disk

More useful info about this issue: 4sysops.com

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