Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Add New Hard Drive to BackTrack Virtual Machine

Adding new disk to existing VMWare becomes very helpful especially if we run out of space....
This VM comes in handy... :)

Short Steps:

  1. Virtual Machine Settings > Hardware > Add > Hard Disk
  2. Create New Virtual Disk > Virtual Disk SCSI > Disk Size > Store Virtual Disk as a Single File
  3. Disk File > (You can Name as per convenience...In My case D:\NewDrive.vmdk )
  4. Start Virtual Machine
  5. # fdisk -l
  6.  Message Disk "/dev/sdb" Does not contain a valid partition table --> This is our new Disk 
  7. Partition our brand new disk....
  8. # fdisk -c /dev/sdb
    1. n --> Add New Disk
    2. p --> Make Primary Partition
    3. We need to select partition number, Ex. 1 , 2 , 3, 4 etc.
    4. Keep first and last cylinder as it is pressing Enter
    5. p --> To view updated partition table
    6. w --> Write partition table
  9. Create folder where you want to mount your new drive Ex. /NewDisk
  10. # Mount /dev/sdb1 /NewDisk
  11. Make Permanent Entry in /etc/fstab
    1. Backup your fstab file :  cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bkp 
    2. Edit /etc/fstab and add entry :  /dev/sdb1 /NewDisk ext3 defaults 1 
This was short introduction to adding and creating new partition in existing Virtual Machine.
For Details Information Visit : Here

Hope this will be helpful.
Reminds me my Old RHCE Memories....!!! ;)

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