[plug] Disk resize question

Ian Kent raven at themaw.net
Thu Mar 6 13:28:30 WST 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 12:16 +0900, Chris Griffin wrote:
> Greetings once again,
> I am using Fedora 8 and VirtualBox. I had a 6GB disk defined and got
> to the point of having only about 107MB of space left. I have defined
> a second disk of 7GB and done all the necessary to duplicate the
> partition definitions and copied the contents of the partitions across
> (it had default partitioning from install time). I can now boot the
> new disk but it still does not show the extra space.
> [root at localhost ~]# df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
>                            4.7G  4.3G  107M  98% /
> /dev/sda1             190M   19M  162M  11% /boot
> tmpfs                   252M     0  252M   0% /dev/shm
> [root at localhost ~]# 
> I used dd to copy partitions (eg.     dd if=/dev/sda2
> of=/dev/sdb2    )
> Did I miss something?

I'm not familiar with VirtualBox but why are you trying to replace the
disk? Why not just add it to the volume group and expand the logical


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