If you attempt to install a large partition (one that extends beyond the 8–Gbyte boundary) on a disk that uses any of the controllers listed next, the installed system does not behave properly.
The Solaris operating environment installation program cannot detect that the driver does not support large partitions. The installation continues without displaying an error. However, when you reboot your system, the reboot may fail.
Symbios 53C896–based controllers (symhisl)
AMI MegaRAID controllers (mega)
Compaq 53C8xx-based SCSI controllers (cpqncr)
Workaround: Do not install a large partition that extends beyond the first 8 Gbytes of a disk on systems that have disk controllers driven by the symhisl, mega, or cpqncr drivers.