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Cannot resize partition in Mac OS X virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

I have a virtual machine with Mac OS X. I wanted to add more space to its hard disk.
For that I went to Configuration editor and resized virtual hard disk, started the virtual machine. Inside the VM, when I opened Disk Utility and tried to resize partition for this virtual disk to its full size, the process failed.

Cause

This may happen if you have a GPT disk inside your virtual machine. Parallels Desktop does not support resizing such disks yet.

Resolution

The solution for this issue is still under implementation, please subscribe to this article (see links below) if you wish to receive a notification when the solution becomes available.



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