Thursday, February 3, 2011

Resizing your OS X VMWare Fusion Virtual Disk

Assumptions:
  • New disk size is 40GB.
  • Current virtual disk is foo.vdmk
  • Current VM image is at /Users/foo/Documents/Foo.vmwarevm

Quick recipe:
  • Open up a teminal window
  • Run: cd /Users/foo/Documents/Foo.vmwarevm && /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmware-vdiskmanager -x 40GB foo.vmdk
  • Resize the host OS with a third party tool. In my case I was resizing a NTFS partition with XP installed on it. Easeus Partition Manager home Edition did the trick for me.

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