Thursday, 23 June 2011

How to Increase VMWare Partition

My latest hack is the following: I ran out of space on the C: partition on my VMWare image. Needed to add a few GB extra. My issue was that I only had VMWare Player and not the Workstation.

VMWare Player cannot perform the partition increase by default, so it needs to be helped (note that VMWare Player and VMWare Workstation cannot coexist on the same machine). I needed the following files from a VMWare Workstation installation:
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe
  • vmcryptolib.dll
Run vmware-vdiskmanager.exe inside VMWarePlayer folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player)

From here the steps were straight forward:
  • Convert the partition to be ‘single growable virtual disk’:
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r "C:\My Virtual Machines\Image\hdd1.vmdk" -t 0 "C:\My Virtual Machines\Image\hdd1Converted.vmdk"
  • Resize the virtual disk to new size (15GB max):
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 15GB "C:\My Virtual Machines\Image\hdd1Converted.vmdk"
  • Launch the VMWare Image
  • Use a hard disk manager tool (e.g. “Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 Server Edition”) to re-allocate all unused space in the partition to the given disk

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Big Sur Route

A little day trip to Big Sur.

- Santa Clara
- Gilroy
- Hwy 25 to Hwy 198
- Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd to Hwy 1
- Lunch in Nepenthe in Big Sur
- Return to Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd
- King City
- Greenfield
- Carmel Valley Rd to Monterey
- Hwy 1 to Santa Cruz
- Hwy 9 to Saratoga
- Back to Santa Clara


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Another variant including lunch in Cambria:

- Santa Clara
- Gilroy
- Hwy 25 to Hwy 198
- Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd to Hwy 1
- Hwy 1 South to Cambria
- Green Valley Rd to Paso Robles
- Indial Valley Rd becomes Peach Tree Rd
- Peach Tree Rd to Hwy 25
- Hwy 25 to Gilroy
- Hwy 101 to Hwy 85 to Hwy 87 to Hwy 280
- Back to Santa Clara


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And finally this is the route I took (with an overnight stop in Paso Robles to change the back tire) :)


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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

California Tours - 1

Northern California tour thoughts:


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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Pashnit Sierra Nevada Tour - Day 3

Last day of the Pashnit Sierra Nevada tour.

Taking the long way home.


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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Going up Sonora Pass

This is from the last Pashnit tour I have been in - Sierra Nevada.

Pashnit Sierra Nevada Tour - Day 2

This is the route for day 2 of the Pashnit Sierra Nevada tour. What an awesome day of riding... Probably the best so far!


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Friday, 10 June 2011

Pashnit Sierra Nevada Tour - Day 1

This is the route I took on the first day of the Pashnit Sierra Nevada Tour.

Description of the tour on the Pashnit Tour website.


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