Howto:Extend V10 Linux Application Platform HDD Size (VM)

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Applies To

This information applies to

  • LinuxAP, V10


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Problem Details

V10 LinuxAP will have default HDD Size of 8GB. In most scenarios, this is sufficient. Sometimes you need more space and have to extend HDD storage.

root@vmware-debian:~# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs          6.8G  6.8G    0M 100% /
udev             10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs           101M  156K  101M   1% /run
/dev/sda3       6.8G  6.8G    0M 100% /
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           305M     0  305M   0% /run/shm

If you use a virtual machine (HyperV / VMWare) you can increase the storage space. (If you use a LinuxAP on a CF-Card or FlashDisk you have to perform a fresh installation on a larger storage medium)

In this howto we show the HyperV steps. VMWware is similar.

Preparation

  • Download GParted Live CD
  • Remove all existing Snapshots
  • Create a fresh Fullbackup of your Machine. Important: Please remember that you will change partitions and file system. An error can mean a total loss of data!

Configuration

  • Shutdown LinuxAP
  • Extend VM HHD Size to your needs in VM settings
Image:Linuxap extend hdd hyper v.png
Image:Linuxap extend hdd hyper v setting.png
Image:Linuxap extend hdd hyper v size.png


  • Mount GParted iso in VM settings
Image:Linuxap extend hdd hyper v gparted.png


  • Open Console, Start VM and load GParted
  • Extend Partition and Filesystem
Image:Linuxap extend gparted 1.png
Image:Linuxap extend gparted 2.png


  • Shutdown and unmount GParted iso in VM settings
  • Start VM and check available diskspace
root@vmware-debian:~# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs           19G  6.8G  2.2G  33% /
udev             10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs           101M  156K  101M   1% /run
/dev/sda3        19G  6.8G  2.2G  33% /
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           305M     0  305M   0% /run/shm

There is also a Video on Youtube that shows you this process

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