[openbeos] Re: Larger Disk for VMWare Image

On 28/03/2008, Brian Matzon <brian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> François Revol wrote:
>  > Growing a partition doesn't enlarge the *filesystem* within it.
>  > vdiskmanager maybe knows how to also enlarge common filesystems at the
>  > same time, but I doubt it knows how to do it for BFS...
>  > So basically you waste space and the BFS is still layed out for 250M.
>  >
>
> Right, but if the factory used a 5GB disk - without preallocating it -
>  then things should be fine?
>  The files on the disk will still only take up whatever they do now, and
>  it should be growable to 5GB.

Unfortunately the way the build system adds the vmdk header, this won't work.

I have had success converting the raw images to vmdk using qemu-img
and producing the result you're seeking.

Ultimately, I'm not sure that "testing images" provided by the build
factory should necessarily have tons of free space on them by default.
Perhaps you will find what you want with the Haikuware Super Pack?

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