VMWare Fusion How-to Grow Disk Linux to Free Up Space

June 17th, 2012 by Regaz
This Article Shows YouHow-to Free Up some Space or Grow the Disk on a Mac VMWare Fusion Virtual-Machine.

The Description is Made As Easy as Possible and Comprehends all the Process Screenshots.

This will be the Only Praticable Solution to Free Up Some Space In Case of your Virtual Machine Do Not Boot Up Any More.

To Successfully Grow the VMWare Virtual Disk you will Need to Utilize also GParted-Live, below you Find Get GParted Live Partition Manager.

Apple & VMWare Fusion

  1. Grow the VMWare Virtual Disk
    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    cd /Users/USERNAME/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized
    /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmware-vdiskmanager -x GB ./.vmdk

    Example:
    /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmware-vdiskmanager -x 30GB ./Mageia Linux.vmdk

  2. Download the GParted Live .iso Release
  3. Set-Up VMWare Fusion to Boot with GParted

    Select Startup Disk

    VMWare Fusion Change Startup Disk

    Select CD/DVD

    VMWare Fusion Set Startup Disk ad CD/DVD

    Browse the GParted-Live .iso

    VMWare Fusion Select the Needed CD/DVD

  4. Boot Virtual Machine with GParted 4 PartitioningVMWare Fusion Virtual-Machine Boot with GParted

    Select Resize/Move

    You will Need to Find How-to Moving & Resizing your Partitions Until you Arrive to Properly Utilizing the Unallocated Disk Portion.

    Hint: If you have a Logic Partition with Sub-Partitions you will Need to Select the Master One…

    GParted Resizing/Moving

    The Final Result should be Something like Here Below

    GParted Successful Partitioning

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