Thursday, February 4, 2010

Expanding a Parallels Hard Drive

If you are using Parallels and you installed a guest operating system in a partition that had turned out to be too small, you can make the virtual hard drive larger.

In applications>parallels there is "Parallels Image Tool". Double click to start it, and then select the virtual HD you want to make bigger

Click continue, and select the option to "increase the disk capacity"

Then select the new size, and click 'start'.
It can take a while. On my core 2 duo mac mini going from 8Gb to 12Gb took about an hour.

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