Jumpstart fails to see full root disk due to disk which is too large for the 32-bit kernel (Doc ID 1576245.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On network booting from the jumpstart server messages such as the following are shown:
WARNING: /pci@0,0/pci8086,3c04@2/pci1000,3050@0/iport@v0/disk@w3f31cd9ecd427378,0 (sd1):
        disk has 2339839999 blocks, which is too large for a 32-bit kernel

Later on in the install it checks the root disk size and SI_ROOTDISKSIZE parameter, but gets a much smaller value than the real space available(such as 112 MBs when real disk is 1.2TB) so later on the installation terminates due to insufficient calculated disk space.

Cause

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