Originally Posted by piduruviswa
Model: VMware, VMware Virtual S (scsi)
What is the significance of that? Does that mean the Linux system you are running is virtual inside a file in some outer OS? If so, hopefully someone who understands that case will answer.
For an ordinary Linux system on an ordinary hard drive, the best way to resize is with a liveCD.
When I want to do any partitioning, I always use the same Mepis liveCD I made for installing Mepis. gparted in the Mepis liveCD is a bit slow, but it is understandable and effective.
But almost any Linux liveCD should have partitioning software you can use.
The key is not mounting any of the partitions being resized or moved. That can be very tricky to accomplish when booted from a kernel from the same hard drive whose partitioning you are changing. It is quite easy when booted from a CD.