Solaris 10 Live Upgrade lucreate: Root slice device is not a block device

Problem

Sometimes when running lucreate on Solaris 10, you might see an error like this:

ERROR: Root slice device </dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0> for 
BE <s10u11_JAN14CPU> is not a block device: .

Solution

Run the devfsadm command, then re-run lucreate

# devfsadm
# lucreate -n BE_NAME

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