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#1 2012-10-19 11:07:52

cosmos
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Registered: 2012-10-17
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space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

I am installing archlinux on virtualbox. After wading through all issues and installing uptil gnome, I suddenly find that my virtualbox space is over. Though it shows that it(Vbox) utilizes 1GB of the total allocated 8 GB.

when ran
#pacman -Syu gnome
:
:
:
error: Partition / too full: 217000 blocks needed, 203457 blocks free
error: not enough free disk space
error: failed to commit transaction (not enough free disk space)
Errors occured, no packages were upgraded.

#lsblk                      %gives the following:
sdb        8G
sdb1    1.9G      part /
sdb2    972.7M  part
sdb3    5.2G      part /home


I added a new 2TB virtual disk to the VM. Is there any way I could repartition such that I need not do the whole exercise again?

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#2 2012-10-19 11:50:27

cosmos
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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

I have installed 'parted' and wish to resize it. Any comments? Which partition should I increase the size of?

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#3 2012-10-19 12:24:48

WorMzy
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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

cosmos wrote:

I have installed 'parted' and wish to resize it. Any comments? Which partition should I increase the size of?

...was that a serious question?


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#4 2012-10-19 12:46:52

cosmos
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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

I did not know about parted. Which I came to know later. I am a new user. So such things are serious for me. It wud have been better if you had just answered instead of writing that comment. I get a feeling that these forums are infested with egomanics from what I read till now. Many a times the admin instead of answering the questions points the member to forum etiquettes. Buffoons!!

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#5 2012-10-19 12:55:58

WorMzy
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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

Reexamine your original error, which partition did it say was too full? Now, which partition do you think would be a good candidate for an increase of size? (Hint: it's not the swap or home partitions)


Sakura:-
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO // Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.4GHz // GFX: nVidia GeForce GTX 970 Ti // RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair DDR3 (@ 2133MHz) // Storage: 1x 3TB Seagate SATAII 5x 1TB Samsung SATAII, 2x 120GB Corsair SSD

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#6 2012-10-19 15:01:18

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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

cosmos wrote:

I did not know about parted. Which I came to know later. I am a new user. So such things are serious for me. It wud have been better if you had just answered instead of writing that comment. I get a feeling that these forums are infested with egomanics from what I read till now. Many a times the admin instead of answering the questions points the member to forum etiquettes. Buffoons!!

Well, then.  At the risk of you thinking me a buffoon, allow me to point you at the forum etiquette as you have either not read it, or have actively chosen to ignore it.  Take special note of the following paragraphs:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … ther_Users
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … troduction
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … _The_Staff
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … ow_to_Post

You might also read the link in my signature.

Now, as to your problem.  Does the 2T virtual drive show up as a disk in your Arch installation?  Like /dev/sdb ?
If so, you can partition it and those partitions to your file system.  What I would suggest it to create a new partition that will become your new /.  Then use rsync to copy the contents of / to the new partition.   Once that is done, change your bootloader configuration and /etc/fstab to use the new partition for / in lieu of the original partion for / on /dev/sda.   

Heck, you might just create new /home and rsync your home data over as well.  Install a boot loader on the new drive, boot from it, and get ris of the old virtual drive.

Finally:  Merriam Webster defines buffoon as such:

Definition of BUFFOON

1
: a ludicrous figure : clown
2
: a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person

Which of those do you assert apply to yours truly (a moderator)?  Care to provide an example? or an apology?


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#7 2012-10-22 14:47:57

cosmos
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Re: space allocation in virtualbox. Allocated too less.

Thanks for patiently replying. Many of the issues I was facing, other guys were facing too, some of which instead of being answered to were refered to forum etiquettes which in my opinion is rude. With no offense, its a way of bullying someone rather than helping.  After somehow getting through all issues when Vbox crapped out I got really frustrated. So my apologies. And thanks again for replying.

Btw I immediatley reinstalled archlinux and got it working in 1 hour. But next day the VM fails to open. I think I need a break sad . Now will try what you said or maybe spend another hour getting another installation going :-P.Atleast I learn something new everytime! big_smile

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