Partition overlaps another partition while creating new parition in solaris


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Partition overlaps another partition while creating new parition in solaris

hi all
while formatting hard disk i am getting following error.
Partition 1 ends at 266338338
It must be between 34 and 143374704.
label error: EFI Labels do not support overlapping partitions
Partition 8 overlaps partition 1.
Warning: error writing EFI.
Label failed.
I have formatted the hard disk twice but it doesn't help
please replay as soon as possible it is urgent.
it is a V250 sun server.


bash-3.00# format
Searching for disks...done


AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c0t0d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@0,0
1. c0t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@1,0
2. c0t2d0 <SEAGATE-ST373307LSUN72G-0507-68.37GB>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@2,0
3. c0t3d0 <HITACHI-DK32EJ72NSUN72G-PQ0B-68.37GB>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@3,0
4. c0t8d0 <SEAGATE-ST373307LSUN72G-0507-68.37GB>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@8,0
5. c0t9d0 <HITACHI-DK32EJ72NSUN72G-PQ0B-68.37GB>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@9,0
6. c0t10d0 <drive type unknown>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@a,0
7. c0t11d0 <drive type unknown>
/pci@1d,700000/scsi@4/sd@b,0
Specify disk (enter its number): 5
selecting c0t9d0
[disk formatted]


FORMAT MENU:
disk - select a disk
type - select (define) a disk type
partition - select (define) a partition table
current - describe the current disk
format - format and analyze the disk
repair - repair a defective sector
label - write label to the disk
analyze - surface analysis
defect - defect list management
backup - search for backup labels
verify - read and display labels
inquiry - show vendor, product and revision
volname - set 8-character volume name
!<cmd> - execute <cmd>, then return
quit
format> p


PARTITION MENU:
0 - change `0' partition
1 - change `1' partition
2 - change `2' partition
3 - change `3' partition
4 - change `4' partition
5 - change `5' partition
6 - change `6' partition
select - select a predefined table
modify - modify a predefined partition table
name - name the current table
print - display the current table
label - write partition map and label to the disk
!<cmd> - execute <cmd>, then return
quit
partition> p
Current partition table (original):
Total disk sectors available: 143358320 + 16384 (reserved sectors)

Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
0 usr wm 34 67.00GB 140509217
1 unassigned wm 0 0 0
2 unassigned wm 0 0 0
3 unassigned wm 0 0 0
4 unassigned wm 0 0 0
5 unassigned wm 0 0 0
6 unassigned wm 0 0 0
8 reserved wm 143358321 8.00MB 143374704

partition> 1
Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
1 unassigned wm 0 0 0

Enter partition id tag[usr]:
Enter partition permission flags[wm]:
Enter new starting Sector[140509218]:
Enter partition size[0b, 140509217e, 0mb, 0gb, 0tb]: 60gb
partition> l
Ready to label disk, continue? y

Partition 1 ends at 266338338
It must be between 34 and 143374704.
label error: EFI Labels do not support overlapping partitions
Partition 8 overlaps partition 1.
Warning: error writing EFI.
Label failed.

partition> p
Current partition table (unnamed):
Total disk sectors available: 143358320 + 16384 (reserved sectors)

Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
0 usr wm 34 67.00GB 140509217
1 usr wm 140509218 60.00GB 266338337
2 unassigned wm 0 0 0
3 unassigned wm 0 0 0
4 unassigned wm 0 0 0
5 unassigned wm 0 0 0
6 unassigned wm 0 0 0
8 reserved wm 143358321 8.00MB 143374704
# 2  
The disk is only a 72Gb disk - you're trying to put 130Gb of space on it - wish I could do that it would be great!

Code:
Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
0 usr wm 34 67.00GB 140509217
1 usr wm 140509218 60.00GB 266338337
2 unassigned wm 0 0 0
3 unassigned wm 0 0 0
4 unassigned wm 0 0 0
5 unassigned wm 0 0 0
6 unassigned wm 0 0 0
8 reserved wm 143358321 8.00MB 143374704

Regards

Dave
# 3  
hi gull04
thanks for your replay
but if format that hard disk but still it is
Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
0 usr wm 34 67.00GB 140509217
remains that partition tag usr remains after formatting
when you go for adding another partition the partition tag usr remains.
partition> 2
Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
2 unassigned wm 0 0 0

Enter partition id tag[usr]:
Enter partition permission flags[wm]:
Enter new starting Sector[41943075]: 41943075
Enter partition size[0b, 41943074e, 0mb, 0gb, 0tb]: 10gb
partition> l
Ready to label disk, continue? y

partition> p
Current partition table (unnamed):
Total disk sectors available: 143358320 + 16384 (reserved sectors)

Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
0 usr wm 35 10.00GB 20971554
1 usr wm 20971555 10.00GB 41943074
2 usr wm 41943075 10.00GB 62914594
3 unassigned wm 0 0 0
4 unassigned wm 0 0 0
5 unassigned wm 0 0 0
6 unassigned wm 0 0 0
8 reserved wm 143358321 8.00MB 143374704
please replay as soon as possible.
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