VirtualBox Disk resize

VirtualBox Disk resize

CentOS7 VirtualBox, and I finally enlarged my partition /dev/mapper/centos-root – gparted doesn’t work for me because I do not have a desktop on CentOS7 VirtualBox.

Power off your CentOS virtual machine, Go to the directory of your *.vdi image. If you don’t know where it is, look at your Virtualbox Manager GUI VirtualBox -> settings -> storage -> *.vdi -> location e.g. mine is located under ~/VirtualBox VMs/CentOS7/CentOS.vdi Back up your image just in case anything goes wrong

$ cp CentOS7.vdi CentOS7.backup.vdi   

#Resize your virtual storage size, e.g. 200 GB

$ VBoxManage modifyhd CentOS7.vdi --resize 204800 

#Power on your CentOS virtual machine, and check with below command.

 $ sudo fdisk -l

 Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
   /dev/sda1   *        2048     1026047      512000   83  Linux
   /dev/sda2         1026048   209715199   104344576   8e  Linux LVM

Use fdisk utility to delete/create partitions

$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda    #You are in the fdisk utility interactive mode, issue following commands: (mostly just follow the default recommendation)

d - delete a partition

2 - select a partition to delete (/dev/sda2 here)

n - create a new partition

p - make it a primary partition

2 - make it on the same partition number as we deleted

<return> - set the starting block (by default)

<return> - set end ending block (by default)

w - write the partition and leave the fdisk interactive mode Reboot your CentOS machine

$ sudo reboot       
#Resize the physical volume and verify the new size

$ sudo pvresize /dev/sda2

$ sudo pvscan

Take a look at your logical mapping volume to see what volume you want to enlarge, in my case, /dev/mapper/centos-root Resize the file system by adding -r option, it will take care of resizing for you

$ lvextend -r -l +100%FREE /dev/mapper/centos-root

Here you go… You did it…