Extending system disk (vmware guest)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by planetf1, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. planetf1, Dec 29, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015

    planetf1 macrumors 6502

    planetf1

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    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    #1
    Hi,
    I'm somewhat of a OS/X newbie. I have El Capitan installed under vmware. I setup a single virtual 60GB disk initially, but hit some space issues when I wanted to install xcode. I'm somewhat family with vmware, linux, windows/linux partitioning, lvm etc.

    Within vmware I could easily extend the emulated disk to 80GB but am unclear how to extend the OS/X partition

    If I launch Disk Utility it clearly says

    VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media
    85.9 GB PCI External Physical Disk

    It graphically shows only a single volume (sorry, new to OS/x so terminology may be wrong) called El Capitan of size 64.21 GB. This appears to take up the entire space visually (blue bar)

    When I click "El Capitan" in the left nav I see:

    ElCapitan
    63.56 GB PCI External Physical Volume OS X Extended

    I can see space usage

    if I click "partition" against the top level device I can see it's setup with GUID partitioning. The pie chart shows 360 degrees blue so I see no way to extend the volume

    So how do I resize that volume?


    if I was using Linux, at this point I'd probably just create a second virtual disk (file) in vmware, then use LVM to add into volume group, and extend the LV, then the filesystem . Easy. But as I said, I don't know OS/X.. just learning!

    Update - here's the output from diskutil. I'm guessing it's the hidden recovery partition to blame? That may need moving with gparted first?

    Mac:~ jonesn$ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0 (external, physical):
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *85.9 GB disk0
    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS ElCapitan 63.6 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
    /dev/disk1 (disk image):
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: Apple_partition_scheme +17.4 MB disk1
    1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk1s1
    2: Apple_HFS Flash Player 17.4 MB disk1s2


    The detailed output is at http://pastebin.com/1RfYL7W9
     
  2. planetf1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    planetf1

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    #2
    I'll answer my own question in case it helps others, which I found answered at: https://themacwrangler.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/resizing-el-capitan-mac-volumes-under-vmware-fusion/
    The answer is simple:

    Nigels-Mac:~ jonesn$ sudo diskutil resizeVolume / R
    Password:
    Resizing to full size (fit to fill)
    Started partitioning on disk0s2 ElCapitan
    Verifying the disk
    Verifying file system
    Using live mode
    Performing live verification
    Performing live verification
    Performing live verification
    Performing live verification
    Performing live verification
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume
    Checking extents overflow file
    Checking catalog file
    Checking multi-linked files
    Checking catalog hierarchy
    Checking extended attributes file
    The volume ElCapitan appears to be OK
    File system check exit code is 0
    Resizing
    Waiting for the disks to reappear
    Finished partitioning on disk0s2 ElCapitan
    /dev/disk0 (external, physical):
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *85.9 GB disk0
    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS ElCapitan 85.0 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s4
     

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