How to find if partition is soft partition or not in solaris 10?
A hard partition will always have its device name as
/dev/dsk/cXtYdZsN, where X, Y, Z and N are numbers.
If the device name is of the form
/dev/md/dsk/*, then it's a Solaris Volume Manager metadevice - and that category includes soft partitions, mirrors, software RAID and other things. The output of
metastat will tell you whether a metadevice is a soft partition or something else.