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Old 08-30-2011, 01:12 PM
Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
Default resize2fs

On 08/30/2011 04:54 AM, Ed Morrison wrote:
> Hi All:
> I am trying to resize a centos (5.2) VM drive. I use VMware and I have
> increased the size of the drive by 40G. I am running resize2fs on
> /dev/sdb1 (which is my root partition) but when I do I get this error:
> [root@centos ~]# resize2fs /dev/sdb1 120G
> resize2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
> The containing partition (or device) is only 19970795 (4k) blocks.
> You requested a new size of 31457280 blocks.
> How can I change the block size?
> I have also tried to use gparted live cd but it will not allow me to
> increase the size even though it sees 40g of unused space. I can only
> create a new partition.
> Any help would be appreciated.

After having resized the virtual drive have you also resized the partitions
inside the VM? Doing a "fdisk /dev/sdb" will probably show you a 40G drive
but the partitions will still have the old size and you need to extend them
before you can extend the filesystems on them.

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