openSUSE 13.1. VMware Fusion 7 default partition too small on Os X Yosemite

I’m trying to get the pre install partition in VMware Fusion 7 up to 400 GB from the 20 GB it defaults to.
I’m finding no way to do this preinstall.
After install I can resize the virtual partition to 400 GB but that does no good because I can’t move and expand the existing partitions.
openSUSE 13.1 installs flawlessly otherwise.
I’ve got a call out to India on this but I don’t expect the complementary support to be quick or good.
Can anyone be of any assistance?
This is a paid version of VMware Fusion 7 not a trial version.

On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:01 +0000, FlameBait wrote:

> I’m trying to get the pre install partition in VMware Fusion 7 up to 400
> GB from the 20 GB it defaults to.
> I’m finding no way to do this preinstall.
> After install I can resize the virtual partition to 400 GB but that does
> no good because I can’t move and expand the existing partitions.
> openSUSE 13.1 installs flawlessly otherwise.
> I’ve got a call out to India on this but I don’t expect the
> complementary support to be quick or good.
> Can anyone be of any assistance?
> This is a paid version of VMware Fusion 7 not a trial version.

When you get into the partitioning section of the installer, you can set
the partition sizes there.

I don’t have the 13.1 installation media handy any more, but I remember
doing this myself, and it was pretty straightforward. Just don’t use the
proposed partitioning - set up your own.

Jim


Jim Henderson
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Thanks Jim

The problem is with VMware Fusion and it’s default sizes being much much too small.

Am I misunderstanding you?
The openSUSE advanced partitioner in on the install media will overide the VMware partition and VMware will resized to accommodate it?

I thought the default root partition was a 20 GB. It’s a little over 7 GB on this install.

Thanks
Steven

You are making a virtual drive expanding the drive does not expand the partition. Once you resize the drive you have to resize the partition just as any other drive.

I’ve never attempted to resize a Linux partition after I’ve installed it.
I’ve always started out with the correct sizes for what I need. So I wouldn’t even know how.

VMware Fusion 7 is not letting me define the correct size of partition to use to start with.

The default 20 GB it is making is a cruel joke.

Don’t know much anymore about VMware but with VirtualBox you can make the virtual disk dynamic ie use the space needed up to some limit. so it does not just format a 400 gig file.

With VMware Fusion 7 you have to define it before hand.
I had a tech support person from India take control of the system and set it up.
It’s a buried menu item that I was not finding… He just finished.

It’s pulling updates now so I’m good.
I’ll have to research how to get to the panel he used to configure the size of virtual drive.
It’s fairly straight forward once you do. Just a regular install.

I’ll revisit this thread when I get the steps down.

Thanks.

On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:06:02 +0000, FlameBait wrote:

> Thanks Jim
>
> The problem is with VMware Fusion and it’s default sizes being much much
> too small.
>
> Am I misunderstanding you?
> The openSUSE advanced partitioner in on the install media will overide
> the VMware partition and VMware will resized to accommodate it?
>
> I thought the default root partition was a 20 GB. It’s a little over 7
> GB on this install.
>
> Thanks Steven

VMware Fusion doesn’t do anything with partitioning, in my experience,
unless you’re using some sort of wizard (I avoid doing that myself) to do
the installation.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:16:01 +0000, FlameBait wrote:

> I’ve never attempted to resize a Linux partition after I’ve installed
> it.
> I’ve always started out with the correct sizes for what I need. So I
> wouldn’t even know how.
>
> VMware Fusion 7 is not letting me define the correct size of partition
> to use to start with.
>
> The default 20 GB it is making is a cruel joke.

I’m just walking through the setup now, and I think what you’re doing is
confusing the virtual hard disk size with the root partition size.

The two are not the same.

When you get to the “Finish” page in the wizard (I assume you’re telling
it you want to install from a disc or ISO), click “Customize Settings”.
Save the VM configuration, and then you’ll be allowed to edit it.

If the machine powers up, shut it down, and then edit the VM. Select
“Hard Disk (SCSI)” You’ll see a virtual disk and a disk size slider.
Slide the slider to whatever size you want, and apply it. Then power the
VM on and start the installation.

When you get to the partitioner in the openSUSE setup, manually define
the partitions and you’ll be able to set things up with whatever
partition sizes you elect.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

This supposedly works from inside the Fusion control panel

  • File -> New -> More options -> Create a custom virtual machine -> Continue -> Linux -> SUSE Linux 64 bits -> Continue -> Create a new virtual disk -> Continue -> Customize Settings -> <Change name> -> Save -> Click Hard disk icon -> Adjust slider to something smaller (or bigger) as 20GB

On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:06:07 +0000, FlameBait wrote:

> This supposedly works from inside the Fusion control panel
>
> - File -> New -> More options -> Create a custom virtual machine ->
> Continue -> Linux -> SUSE Linux 64 bits -> Continue -> Create a new
> virtual disk -> Continue -> Customize Settings -> <Change name> -> Save
> -> Click Hard disk icon -> Adjust slider to something smaller (or
> bigger) as 20GB

Yep, that would do it as well. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Agreed,
Is no different than any other VMware product (for that matter other virt technologies as well).

Should make sense that you can’t create a partition larger than the disk. Creating your virtual disk is not much different provisioning a physical hard disk.
You create your disk when you create the Guest(VMware tool).
You don’t create the partitions on the drive until you run the OS installation(openSUSE install).

Also,
Should you decide to change your partition layout later after your installation, you can use parted within YAST to modify your non-system partition, if you want to modify your system partition (typically root partition, contains your OS files), then I download and mount and boot to Gparted.iso to make changes. Very easy to do.

TSU