I cannot install VMware Tools on my CentOS 7 Minimal VM. I expanded out the VMDK another 4 GBs (started with 2 GBs) via vSphere, then ran these commands to try and use the new space on disk of the OS itself.

However, when I try to run the VMware Tools installer (./vmware-install.pl) it fails with this error:

There is insufficient disk space available in /usr/lib.  Please make at least
an additional 70740KB available.
Execution aborted.

I have the vmware-tools-distrib folder living in ~

Here is the results of the df -h /usr/lib command:
[root@linux-a-08 /]# df -h /usr/lib
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/centos-root 1.3G 1.3G 46M 97% /

How can I resolve this?

  • Please add to your question the output of df -h /usr/lib
    – DopeGhoti
    Mar 8, 2019 at 17:52
  • Assuming you did successfully extend the disk, try resize2fs /dev/mapper/centos-root.
    – DopeGhoti
    Mar 8, 2019 at 19:18
  • Thanks. I got this: [root@linux-a-08 /]# resize2fs /dev/mapper/centos-root resize2fs 1.42.9 (28-Dec-2013) resize2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/mapper/centos-root Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock. Mar 8, 2019 at 21:10

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Looks like Cloud-Utils-Growpart was what I was after:

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