IPFire VM running out of Diskspace


My IPFIre Virtual Machine is running out of Harddisk space.
I’ve tried to update it to the latest version but it got stuck because theres no place left on the disk.
luckily i had a snapshot and could restore it.
I have now added several GB to the hard drive in ESXi.
But how do I get the VM to use the memory without switching it off or something similar?

Thanks in advance


please have a look at How to correct the error /dev/sda3 disk full

I have never managed to resize a mounted root partition. If the partition is already enlarged the fs itself can resized on the fly with resize2fs.