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Problem

I had a windows 2003 virtual machine (but this is valid to windows  XP as well) and I wanted to expend its OS drive (but it is valid for every disk drive). I didn’t have one disk which was divided to several partitions. I had several disks which were separated to different partitions.

 Solution

Important Notice: this article does not apply to virtual machines which have snapshots. (In case of snapshots please delete all snapshots first, and take a new snapshot after the change)

  • Power off the virtual machine.
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > Hard Disk 1 > Changing the size of drive c into the size that you want your drive will expand to (in our example  15GB)

             

  • Upload into the ESX server BartPE – iso file (I am using a software called:  Tunnelier, can be download from: http://www.bitvise.com/download-area)
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Datastore iso file  > the iso file from the previous bullet   > connect at power on
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Click on GO > Command Prompt
  • Write diskpart + Enter
  • Write list disk (You should see in the column Size the new size which you enter and in the column Free the free space)

             

  • Write list volume (You should see in the column Size the old size)

            

  • Select the volume you need and enter : select volume= VOL_NUM
  • Write: extend (wait for successful message)
  • Go to  > shutdown > shutdown
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Client Device
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Make sure the disk c is larger than before
  • All Done 🙂

Idit.

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Problem                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I wanted to create a new windows XP template, but when I tried to install the operating system I occurred in the following error:

In order to solve that problem, I first checked what type of hard drive your machine has. (LSILogic/BusLogic)

As shown in the photo, windows XP imminently created with BUSLogic automatically.  

Solution       

  • Download the driver from here http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmscsi-1.2.0.4.flp
  • Attach the flp file to your windows XP VM.
  • Reset the virtual machine.
  • At the beginning of the installation press F6 for installing additional drivers.
  • After the screen for installing additional drivers appears, connect into the Floopy drive the proper SCSI/SAS driver. (SCSI for BusLogic and SAS for LSILogic).
  • Afterwards Press S key for specifying additional devices.
  • Make sure it recognizing the driver file you have attached to the floppy drive and press enter. At the end of this process, continue the installation as usual.  

Idit.

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