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  • 1.  Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 09:05 AM

    Dear All

       I convert physical server from dell Poweredge 1800 , that hard disk size 70 GB, but on convert process i select Harddisk type is tick and select custom hard disk size up to 120 GB, after convert complete, on computer management ==> disk management see disk0 have size 120 GB, but on windows see drice C: have only 70 GB, I don't know why happend like this please tell me how to fix it



  • 2.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 09:10 AM

    for more imformation , I used DELL T410 install ESXi 4.1.0 , 348481



  • 3.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 01:36 PM

    Post some screenshots.  What version of Windows?



  • 4.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 01:42 PM

    densei27@hotmail.com

    Dear All

       I convert physical server from dell Poweredge 1800 , that hard disk size 70 GB, but on convert process i select Harddisk type is tick and select custom hard disk size up to 120 GB, after convert complete, on computer management ==> disk management see disk0 have size 120 GB, but on windows see drice C: have only 70 GB, I don't know why happend like this please tell me how to fix it

    without seeing details, the DISK is 120GB.  The PARTITION where Windows is installed is only 70GB.  Whoever setup that machine left 50GIG wasted space..

    Besides, what is the problem?  How much free space do you have?  That's the ONLY real issue.  If you are 70GB with ZERO free space, you can extend the drive.. no big deal.



  • 5.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 30, 2011 02:23 AM

    This is screenspot of server that have problem



  • 6.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 30, 2011 03:25 AM

    Looks like OS is win 2k3. That is very wierd.  Maybe you have a corrupted partition table.

    Try rescanning disk by right clicking on Disk Management.  If that does not work then I would try shrinking it back to 67.7gb then back extend back to 120GB.

    You maybe be able to use extpart (google it) for this.  I have never used it to shrink a partition but I have used it to extend the system partition many times without any issues.



  • 7.  RE: Guest OS disk size is wrong

    Posted Sep 30, 2011 07:06 PM

    I saw this a couple of times on physical as well as on virtual systems. It looks like the partition end information has not been written to the partition table correctly. Usually a minor resize of the partition will fix the issue (by rewriting the partition information). I'd recommend you grow the virtual disk by e.g. 1 GB and use gparted (or any other partitioning tool) to grow the partition to the maximum size. In case of gparted, make sure you download the latest version!

    André