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VMware Expand Hard Drive Size and Extend in CentOS 7 Linux

One approach to adding space to an existing Linux hard drive that is using Linux LVM is to add space to the drive. This can easily be accomplished in VMware. This has been tested using VMware vSphere Client for Windows with CentOS 7.5 (minimal install). To demonstrate a before and after, here are a few commands that can be used...

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VMware Expand Hard Drive Size and Extend in CentOS Linux

One approach to adding space to an existing Linux hard drive that is using Linux LVM is to add space to the drive. This can easily be accomplished in VMware. This has been tested using VMware Workstation 9.0 for Windows with CentOS 6.5 (minimal install). To demonstrate a before and after, here are a few commands that can be used...

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Unlock Seagate ST310211A Drives

I have a Seagate ST310211A 10GB hard drive that is locked. I am unable to access the drive to reformat it. I found a technique that suggests that by reapplying the firmware a side effect is that the drive becomes unlocked. Successfully tested June 19, 2008. The firmware is available at www.llamma.com as firmw.rar or at www.seagateunlock.com and click on…

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Unlock Western Digital WD80EB Drives

I have a few of these Western Digital WD80EB hard drives and understand there is a tool to unlock such drives. The tool is ATAPWD.EXE and may be found using your favorite search engine. I also understand that the master password is WDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWD.  However, the master password gave me error messages. I found this technique (using the ATAPWD.EXE and the…

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