So I’ve pushed to learn Linux more and chose to use Debian as a starting place when I bought my new system. I would have gone with Ubuntu, and technically did, but after the first update of Ubuntu it crashed. Since Debian was suggested previously (on which Ubuntu is based) I decided to give that a shot. Worked just fine.
I have since recently reinstalled it (so that I can stop playing around and set things up right). I have also decided to create a Debian Virtual Machine where I can play around with and occasionally break while leaving my main system alone and in perfect working order.
What I have always maintained is that software documentation sucks. So us techs have the pleasure of wandering the web, scrounging IRC chat rooms to find someone who’s done this before and can explain it properly. This is what just happened while I was trying to add/extend a partition within my VM.
So I will put down the point from notes that I made in case someone else could use this info, especially those who are new to Linux and don’t have the time to manage the command line interface just yet.
These instructions start after you have created a new HD within VirtualBox waiting to be used within a VM.
- in Disk Utility, format with GUID, not-mounted, check Device name in the Volume section
- in System Config LVM, use tools/initialize block device, type in the Device name gathered from above.
- add to root:
- in volume groups/logical view, edit the properties of /root and adjust size :)
I’ll eventually get around to doing a proper how-to on this with video/screenshots but for now, this will have to do.