Format command shows 'drive type unknown', and the drive cannot be chosen after Solaris X86 install (Doc ID 1011962.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

If Solaris[TM] X86 is loaded with a pre existing NTFS partition on the intended Solaris install drive, Solaris X86 will load but will not be fully functional.

Format may list the drive as "drive type unknown" and it will not be selectable after installation of Solaris.

Cause

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