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Resize a Virtual Machine Hard Disk in VMware Workstation 16 and Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS


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This post shows step-by-step how to resize a Virtual Machine Hard Disk in VMware Workstation 16 and Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.


Prereqs

You'll need the sudo password in your Ubuntu install



Expand the Disk in VMware Workstation 16


Launch VMware Workstation Pro

Launch VMware Workstation Pro (16)

Find the VM that needs a larger hard disk.

Select the VM to run


Double-click the Hard Disk (SCSI) and click Expand...

Launch expand


Increase the Maximum disk size (GB) and click Expand (this may take a moment - it took my computer 10 minutes).

Expand the disk

Click OK:

Click OK after disk expanded


Note: you may need to move the disk from, for example, C:\Users\Zach Pfeffer\Documents\Virtual Machines\vmwaredisk-20230708-vivado_22.04.1-on-ubuntu_22.04.01\vmwaredisk-20230708-vivado_22.04.1-on-ubuntu_22.04.01.vmdk to a disk with more room. See How to Permanently Mount an External Drive as a Folder on Windows 10 to ensure this location persists.



Expand the Disk In Ubuntu


Power on the virtual machine and boot Ubuntu completely

Power on the virtual machine


Run disks

Launch disk


Select the drive, select the partition, click the gear:

Select the partition to resize


Click Resize...

Launch resize


Drag the slider to the right and click Resize

Resize a volume in Ubuntu





Versions


In PowerShell:


Windows version:

systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /B /C:"OS Version"

Output:

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version:                10.0.19045 N/A Build 19045

VMware Workstation version:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | where vendor -eq "VMware, Inc." | select Name, Version

Output:

Name               Version
----               -------
VMware Workstation 16.2.4

In a terminal on Ubuntu:

lsb_release -a

Output:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
Release:	22.04
Codename:	jammy


This post showed how to resize a Virtual Machine Hard Disk in VMware Workstation 16 and Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.



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