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Old 01-08-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Question How to remove 8gb vmware partition?

Hi, i currently use Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy and installed vmware to play with it but later decided to remove it. Now i uninstalled it via the vmware-uninstall script which did remove it but it did not remove the 8gb partition that i created in vmware when trying to create a new virtual machine using the default setting of allocating 8gb to it.

I done "df -h" to see the partition and do not see any vmware partitions except that i am still missing 8gb...Any ideas on how to get this 8GB back?


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Old 01-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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If you created the partition in VMWare, it probably exists as a file on your hard disk. VMWare 5.5 uses .vmdk to identify it's disk files so the following should find them for you:
find / -name '*.vmdk' 2>/dev/null
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Thanks i found them and removed them all including the vmware folder and got my 8gb back, I really appreciate the help. I am surprised that running the vmware-uninstall script didn't remove all of this...
Old 01-08-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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I have learned that Linux uninstallers don't assume much like windows uninstallers do. You could have just wanted to reinstall the applications, oh shit it deleted my machines and everything. Then you would have come on here and asked for a file recovery program .

I would also think there could have been a hook like vmware-uninstall -a, just an example, to uninstall all the virtual machines.

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