Wow, look at this! Two posts in one week! What the hell happened? I used to bring you daily geeky goodness, but now you are reduced to two lousy articles a week? I digress.
Anyway, back to the purpose of this article which is how one goes about adding more disk space to a Windows virtual machine in VMWare. Now I found this article which talks about doing this using a Knoppix live CD, however I found an easier way, and it is built into Windows.
All you have to do is the following:
- Power down you virtual machine
- In your VMWare manager (vSphere, etc.) edit the VM’s settings
- Increase the provisioned size of the disk and click OK
- Power on the virtual machine
- Verify in Disk management that the VM sees the new unformatted disk space
- Open a command prompt (In Vista/2008 as Administrator)
- Run diskpart
- Type list volume
- Type select volume <volume number>
- Type extend
- Type exit
That’s it. No live CD. No nothin’! Just more disk space!