System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

x86: Guidelines for Creating an fdisk Partition

Follow these guidelines when you set up one or more fdisk partitions.

x86 only –

Solaris slices are also called partitions. Certain interfaces might refer to a slice as a partition.

fdisk partitions are supported only on x86 based systems. To avoid confusion, Solaris documentation tries to distinguish between fdisk partitions and the entities within the Solaris fdisk partition. These entities might be called slices or partitions.