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I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement.

I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have 60Gb.

I use VirtualBox and I will do this on a machine with Oracle Linux.

I have created a new disk and added to the VM, however, needed to increase the space.

I know it is not an easy task, but if you can guide me it was perfect because I'm a newbie in Linux.

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  1. ensure your new disk is present in your system (maybe you have to rescan your scsi bus with echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan)

  2. create a partition with fdisk within your new disk.

  3. Create a new filesystem with mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdx1

  4. create a new pv with pvcreate /dev/sdx1

  5. extend your VG with vgextend

  6. extend your LV with lvextend

  7. resize your filesystem with resize2fs

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It is not possible to provide all the commands? Thanks – PookPook May 6 '14 at 8:55
All needed commands are there only the options (depends on your system) are missing. – deagh May 6 '14 at 9:09
Thanks, let me try. – PookPook May 6 '14 at 16:19

Easiest way I know of

  1. Inside virtual box change the space to 60Gb
  2. Download the gparted iso image and boot to it.
  3. Adjust the sliders and apply
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And how can i change the space to 60Gb? – PookPook May 5 '14 at 16:45

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