[openbeos] Re: Larger Disk for VMWare Image

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 23:39:26 +0100 CET

> I wanted to use the build-factory provided vmware image to do some 
> development, however this proved difficult since the image is using a 
> fixed size of 250 MB disk.
> Would it be possible to make the build-factory use a disk type that 
> allows to increase in size?
> I tried to expand the disk manually using the vmware-vdiskmanager 
> like so:
> vmware-vdiskmanager -r Haiku.vmdk -t 0 Haiku-big.vmdk
> vmware-vdiskmanager -x 5GB Haiku-big.vmdk
> This worked as expected and vmware saw it as a 5GB disk. Haiku 
> however 
> kept seeing it as a 250MB disk :(

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.


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