SUMMARY: 9.2 GB disk on Solaris 2.6 x86

From: Enrique Vadillo (
Date: Fri Aug 20 1999 - 08:09:23 CDT

I received one only answer but it was good enough:


"David Evans" <>:
I'm pretty sure that the boot partition needs to be under 2Gb for x86.
It's in the docs somewhere, I remember reading it when I had the
same problem with my new 4Gb disk. (Disks are much more expensive here.)
David Evans

My original posting:

I'm trying to install Solaris 2.6 x86 on a COMPAQ Deskpro 2000 using a single
IDE 9.2 GB Quantum (Fireball EX) HD. My compaq box has ALREADY been patched
with rom that can handle IDE disks larger than 8 GB.

Everytime i try to reboot the system after a successful installation i get:

    Solaris boot was unable to find a bootable disk on hd@atapi,0.0.blah...
    Unable to read VTOC, blah blah....

Any ideas why my system can't boot? it's well configured as a master disk.

I'll definitely summarize.

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