samuk
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Extending a Windows XP VM disk

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Hi,

Little confused, as to extedn a disk for a VM i usllay edit its settings using the VI client and extend the disk to a new size..then use disk part..

But in Winxp the option is grayed out - even when the Xp VM is off..

Anyone know why this is and how i can extend the disk?

Disk is IDE - does this need to be converted to SCSI? if so how do i do this?

Thanks

Sam

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jdptechnc
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You can't expand an IDE disk.

Here is a KB on converting IDE to SCSI:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101619...

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iw123
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Does that VM have any snapshots? If so, youll need to delete them before you can extend the disk, then use diskpart as normal.

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jdptechnc
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You can't expand an IDE disk.

Here is a KB on converting IDE to SCSI:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101619...

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samuk
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Thansk guys..

all done and working..

Sam

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jdptechnc
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You're welcome!

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