Increase the memory space of overlay filesystem

I’m a newbie to manjaro xfce and running the iso image on vmware workstation 17 player.

df -h --all /home/manjaro/ : running this command gives output

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
overlay 8.8G 8.6G 193M 98% /

I want to increase this space to 16 gb. My VMWare instance has 32 gb of allocation. Any help is much appreciated?

You cannot change the filesystem in the ISO.

Hi and welcome to the Forum :+1:

Why don’t you INSTALL the iso version in your VM instead of using the Live Mode of that iso? :thinking:


Can the live mode be installed on VMWare?

Why would you?
Just install it USING the live mode.
The live mode is just a Try-BEFORE-you-install environment…’s not the REAL thing :wink:

When it comes to “Can Manjaro be installed in a VM?” im sure it can with some restrictions, like any other Linux version…

I can’t post links in the reply. I’m getting default 8gb for OS which is running out of space. In GParted I’m seeing 32 gb space at /dev/sda. How do I make use of it ?

The ISO is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get if you install.
You cannot change the ISO.
If you try - any change is lost when system powers off.

VirtualBox always work.
VMware is unsupported. If it works - great - if not - use virtualbox.
Always use open source drivers.
Install the system to the virtual harddisk you created.
It is important to include swap in the partition guide - in doubt - use Swap to file.

  • Click the installer icon on the desktop
  • Click the Launch installer button in Manjaro Hello
  • Open a terminal and run calamares-polkit