When I first created this virtual server with VMWare it was 16G, but that has proven to be insufficient space. So I recently resized it with GParted to 32G using the Live CD. Judging by the results using
lsblk in the screenshot below it resized correctly, however, I still need to resize the active partition and I'm not sure how to do that. I would imagine that there has to be some unformatted space somewhere, but I don't see it.
What would be the best way to increase the active partition size so it uses the other 16G? The biggest hurdle searching for answers is my insufficient knowledge of Linux partitions leading to results that don't help much.
What is it specifically that I need to do? Resize the partition that's currently 14.8G? Where will the free space come from? Does unallocated/unformatted space
not display with
lsblk? Even some help using the proper terminology would be awesome so I can get better results.
A command line solution would be highly preferable to one that uses GParted, if possible, because using the Live CD requires the help of a guy that already has too much on his plate. My other option at this point is to go back and reinstall the server onto a new partition set to 32G from the outset, but then I would have to go and set up the server again from scratch and that's time-consuming.