Expand a vhd

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by JackSpratt, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. JackSpratt

    JackSpratt Guest

    No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    win2.8k virtual.

    Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    Does it take that?
     
    JackSpratt, Apr 7, 2010
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  2. JackSpratt

    Steve Jain Guest

    Yes. YOu can't expand a VHD beyond its maximum size without 3rd party tools
    or imaging it to a larger VHD
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 7, 2010
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  3. JackSpratt

    RCan Guest

    yes you can :)

    1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the maximum
    size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" -> EXPAND VDISK
    MAXIMUM=100 (MB)

    Regards
    Ramazan
     
    RCan, Apr 7, 2010
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  4. JackSpratt

    Steve Jain Guest

    One thing to keep in mind is the maximum limit for a VHD for VPC is 127GB.
    Don't expand it beyond that.
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 7, 2010
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  5. JackSpratt

    JackSpratt Guest

    Perfect... almost.
    Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    How do I merge this onto the existing drive?
     
    JackSpratt, Apr 8, 2010
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  6. JackSpratt

    Bill Grant Guest

    Extend the partition.
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 9, 2010
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  7. JackSpratt

    JackSpratt Guest

    using diskpart on the host? on the guest? disk management?
    I tried right clicking on the (guest) C drive and extending but it won't
    let me have the unallocated.
     
    JackSpratt, Apr 11, 2010
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  8. JackSpratt

    JackSpratt Guest


    ok got it
    Run diskpart on guest os

    select disk 0
    disk detail
    select volume 1
    extend

    done.
     
    JackSpratt, Apr 11, 2010
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  9. JackSpratt

    RCan Guest

    ;-)

    Regards
    Ramazan

     
    RCan, Apr 12, 2010
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