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setit
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Changing data to copy on linux partition

I'm trying to convert a powered-on physical Linux machine running CentOS 5 to a VM on one of my esx 4 hosts. I'm using the Converter standalone. I specify the source and destination and get to View/Edit Options. I go to edit the "Data to Copy" section since I know my machine has partitions that are only ~5% full, but one partition will not let me change the target size. It will only let me maintain size. It's an extended partition formatted xfs, maybe the filesystem is the problem? Thanks for any help.

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sflanders
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I assume you can / have adjusted other partitions? I have heard that xfs is an issue with Converter though I can find no proof of this and have never tried.

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setit
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I have no problem choosing different sizes for the other partitions, but they are all primary ext3 partitions.

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