When installing Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 onto a 3-TB hard disk drive (HDD), the Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 text installer presents this misleading default to the installer: "Use the whole disk." This default setting seems to be acceptable because other user messages in the installation program indicate that only 2-TB of the HDD will be used.
If this default setting is accepted, the installation program mistakenly loads Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 onto the entire 3-TB HDD, instead of a 2-TB partition, and the installation fails.
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11
Releases 1.0 and later
For text installs, in the Fdisk Partition screen, when prompted, select Use a partition of the disk, instead of Use the whole disk.