Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Systems

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Updated: July 2014

Partitioning Your System

This section provides guidelines for partitioning a system prior to installation or during an interactive installation.

The installer uses GPT formatting when installing on to a whole disk or an unformatted disk. However, existing GPT partitions or DOS partitions are retained by default and displayed by the installer, so you can retain and install into an existing partition.

Note -  See SPARC: GPT Labeled Disk Support for more information about applying GPT-aware firmware on supported SPARC based systems.

This section also describes how to set up Solaris VTOC slices.