Virtualbox: expanding the size of a virtual disk

NoOp glgxg at
Thu May 15 00:36:45 UTC 2008

On 05/14/2008 05:22 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 05/14/2008 03:52 PM, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
> [snip]
>>> Given that there isn't anything really of value on it that I can't
>>> easily restore, I'm trying the above to move it to a 6GB. You might want
>>> to wait awhile and see if/how I screw up mine first before messing with
>>> yours :-)
>> Screw away...I'll wait awhile and get some documentation done for a 
>> customer.
> OK, it worked! I now have the 4GB Win2KP running on the 6GB :-) After
> follwing the steps, I booted Knoppix (using the VM to boot it), ran
> gparted and expanded the drive to 6GB, restarted the VM & booted into
> Win2KP. Windows did it's chkdsk thing & popped right in. Now, for the
> final test: removing the old 4GB machine so that VB only sees the new
> machine.  More later :-)

Done. Unregistered the old VM in VB and deleted the old 4.1GB vdi in

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