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While trying to install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 2500 Silver, I got an error: OpenBoot indicates me a problem with the hard drive: "Corrupt label; bad magic number". Later, during the Solaris installation process, the hard drive is not detected.

What does it mean and how can it be solved?

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Were you trying to do an upgrade installation? If so, try doing a standard full (overwrite) installation. – mdpc Nov 13 '12 at 19:06
It's an installation from scratch on an used workstation I bought. – Alexis Dufrenoy Nov 14 '12 at 8:55
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Actually, I just had to use the format command in the Solaris installation console. I then chose the disk (only one in my workstation, so it was an easy choice), and things went rolling.

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