Increasing storage space
Note: These steps performed in a VirtualBox VM
Shutdown VM, if it is running.
From VirtualBox GUI, select VM -> Settings -> Storage. Select Controller: SATA -> click on the Adds hard disk button next to it.
Select Create new disk, use defaults and select a suitable disk size depending on the space available on the hard disk. Click OK when done.
Start VM, open terminal, use command
lsblk to check if the new hard disk is listed (i.e., there will be an entry for
Use LVM commands to extend and resize the file system, for example:
Create physical volume:
sudo pvcreate /dev/sdb Physical volume "/dev/sdb" successfully created
Extend volume group:
sudo vgextend ubuntu-mate-vg /dev/sdb Volume group "ubuntu-mate-vg" successfully extended
Now resize the logical volume:
sudo lvresize -l +100%FREE -r /dev/ubuntu-mate-vg/root Logical volume root successfully resized. The filesystem on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--mate--vg-root is now 6950912 (4k) blocks long.
The root (
/) filesystem should have now been resized. To check disk space usage, use