Resizing a disk once the volume has grown on host in a VM (Ubuntu)

The disk will not automatically resize on many platforms once more disk space was made available. Particularly in Ubuntu 16.04 Rescanning the device for size maps : echo 1 > /sys/class/scsi_device/2\:0\:0\:0/device/rescan Then standard procedures to grow the fs apply. nJoy 😉    

Create a raw disk redirection vmdk in Virtualbox

Original Post here. VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename d:\VMs\gCFRAW.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive4 C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename d:\VMs\gCFRAW.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive4 Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.2.8 (C) 2005-2010 Oracle Corporation All rights reserved. RAW host disk access VMDK file d:\VMs\gCFRAW.vmdk created successfully. You can also access specific partitions of host physical disk from VirtualBox,…