I recently resized the hard drive of a VM from 150 GB to 500 GB in VMWare ESXi. After doing this, I used Gparted to effectively resize the partition of this image. Now all I have to do is to resize the file system, since it still shows the old value (as you can see from the output of
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/owncloud--vg-root 157G 37G 112G 25% / udev 488M 4.0K 488M 1% /dev tmpfs 100M 240K 100M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 497M 0 497M 0% /run/shm /dev/sda1 236M 32M 192M 14% /boot
sudo resize2fs /dev/mapper/owncloud--vg-root returns this:
resize2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) The filesystem is already 41608192 blocks long. Nothing to do!
Since Gparted says that my partition is
/dev/sda5, I also tried running
sudo resize2fs /dev/sda5, but in this case I got this:
resize2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) resize2fs: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda5 Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.
Finally, this is the output of
PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda5 owncloud-vg lvm2 a- 499.76g 340.04g
fdisk -l /dev/sda shows the correct amount of space.
How can I resize the partition so that I can finally make the OS see 500 GB of hard drive?