When Replacing a Disk the 'fmthard' Command Returns "Cannot get disk geometry" Error when trying to add SMI label (Doc ID 1505930.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.10.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Symptoms

When following the Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) disk replacement instructions the fmthard command returns the error "Cannot get disk geometry" when trying to add a SMI label.

 

Cause

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