System Administration Guide, Volume 1

IA: Guidelines for Creating an fdisk Partition

Follow these guidelines when setting up the fdisk partition.

x86 only -

Solaris slices are sometimes called partitions. This user guide uses the term slice, but some Solaris documentation and programs might refer to a slice as a partition. To avoid confusion, Solaris documentation tries to distinguish between fdisk partitions (which are supported only on SolarisTM (Intel Platform Edition) and the divisions within the Solaris fdisk partition, which might be called slices or partitions.