fmthard(1M) fails with "Partition 0 overlaps partition 4. Overlap is allowed only on partition on the full disk partition" (Doc ID 1307514.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 10 10/09 U8 and later   [Release: 10.0 and later ]
Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 8.0 to 10 9/10   [Release: 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following will be seen when fmthard(1M) detects overlapping partitions

$ fmthard -i -n "" /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0s2 > /tmp/mylabel
$ fmthard -s /tmp/mylabel -n "disk3" /dev/rdsk/c1t3d0s2
fmthard: Partition 0 overlaps partition 4. Overlap is allowed
only on partition on the full disk partition).

can't write new partition table to a disk

Cause

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