I'm running VMWare Player on 64-bit Win7. I have exactly one guest OS within it: 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. It's virtual disk space is 16GB: It's partitions take up all 16GB: 15GB primary and 1GB swap space. They are ~100% full. My host OS Win7 has 10GB free space on it. I want to expand my Ubuntu's virtual disk by ~4GB. When I attempt to do so it inevitably fails saying "There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation".
I shutdown my Virtual Ubuntu. Then I open VMWare Player and Click on my Ubuntu OS. I don't "Play Virtual Machine". I click "Edit Virtual Machine Settings". Then I highlight the Hard Disk. It says Current Size: 15.1GB, System Free 10GB, Maximum Size 16GB. I choose Utilities-Expand. It shows Maximum Disk Size (GB) 16.0. If I even attempt to increase it to 16.1 it gives me that error. "There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation".