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Solaris 11 x86 installation troubles - 8G disk limit

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Hi, I am trying to install Solaris 11 on an X86 machine.

I am using the text install iso image burned to an optical disk.

The system contains a single 500G SATA drive.

When the system attempts to detect local disks, it reports that the disk only has a capacity of 8GB.

How do I get Solaris to recognize the whole 500G?

I tried to proceed with the install anyway and then I get an error reported as:

InstallationLogger ERROR Unable to label 'c8d0': try using fdisk(1M) and then provide a specific slice.

I suspect that this may be connected to the first issue as they both relate to disk partitions so I figure that I must first fix the 8G problem.

Any suggestions?


  • 1. Re: Solaris 11 x86 installation troubles - 8G disk limit
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    Sometimes I wonder why exists. Then I get reminded....
  • 2. Re: Solaris 11 x86 installation troubles - 8G disk limit
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    Crossposted inquiries, when they conveniently "forget" to mention that they've spammed their question across the Internet, such as this third posting yet elsewhere...

    ... then your post gets locked.

    Simple manners would suggest you at least tell a forum you're multi-posting.
    That lets people decide whether to spend the effort duplicating what you've already been told elsewhere.
    When you do not mention the fact of crossposting, it hints of arrogance on your part.
    This forum has no time for insensitive people.


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