I am attempting to use Vmware converter
to resize virtual machine hard drives. The goal is to both increase
the size of the virtual hard disk, and the partition in the guest
I am choosing the “convert machine”
option, and toward the end of the process in the “Data to Copy”
section, clicking edit.
In the “Data copy type” field,
there are two options in the drop down list:
1. “Copy all disks and maintain layout”
2. “select volumes to copy”
For some virtual machines, when I
choose “select volumes to copy” I can then specify the “target
size” and make it larger than the source size – no problem
But for other virtual machines, the
“select volumes to copy” option does not appear in the dropdown,
and as a result I cannot tell it to resize the disk in the “target
It seems not to be working on the Linux
machines in particular. So far the Windows machines I've tried
seemed OK. Can Linux VM disks not be resized and this only works on
Windows? Is there something else that could be the problem?
Thanks for your ideas
It seems not to be working on the Linux machines in particular.
Read the manual. Linux drives cannot be resized DURING conversion. The reason for this is because, Linux will be unbootable if you change the parameters between boots. So they removed the ability so you can't mess things up in the process.
, Linux having diffrent file system if u going to change that one then u should apply or change the size of that particular volume or Parameter. u check out in linux Command.