Monthly Archives: July 2013

Increase the root filesystem in Linux inside VMWare Workstation/VSphere without LVM

In this tutorial, I’ll explain the step by step procedure to resize the Linux root partition without losing the date. This will be really handy if you are not using LVM and you came to know that your existing root partition is run out of space.

WARNING: It’s really dangerous, so backup your data before attempting this. Please don’t blame me, if you destroy your system. You are responsible for your own actions!

Prerequisites to Start this Tutorial:

You will need to download the GParted live CD ISO file for the later use in this tutorial, so you can get this here.

Let’s start the tutorial by verifying the current root filesystem size:

df -h

1Create any file, just for verification, that we didn’t lose the data during the root partition increase process.

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