Resizing linux filesystem without lvm


if you need to resize your virtual harddisk in your virtual guest system and you are not using LVM, then this tutorial may help you: Extending a root filesystem in Linux without LVM

Here are the important steps for fast forward how-to:

  1. expand harddisk in vmware
  2. reallocate partition table with fdisk and restart your guest
  3. resize it with resize2fs

Be aware that fdisk takes the same starting block, otherwise you will mess up your partition table!

Happy working 😉

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