VMWare ESXi 3.5 I have a Ubuntu JeOS Hardy guest.
It was a simple deployment, 10G disk with automatic guided disk partitioning during the install.
This created (as expected) the following partitioning:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 9.5G 5.9G 3.2G 66% /
varrun 1014M 64K 1014M 1% /var/run
varlock 1014M 0 1014M 0% /var/lock
udev 1014M 40K 1014M 1% /dev
devshm 1014M 0 1014M 0% /dev/shm
For the identical task on Windows, it's trivial. Shutdown the OS, increase size, boot into gparted and 'resize' by dragging the NTFS partition all the way across.
How do I do this with Ubuntu Server? When I tried booting into gparted, it showed me the below. It didn't allow me to 'move' the swap to the end. If it allowed me to do that, I would have moved it to the end then resized root.
I'm sure this is pretty standard and many many people have done what I'm trying to do.