bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #39688, error: sparse file not allowed


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bug #39688: error: sparse file not allowed

Submitted by:  Chuck Rogers <kingdude>
Submitted on:  Sun 04 Aug 2013 04:53:45 AM UTC  
Category: BootingSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: KingDude
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.03+

Sun 15 Dec 2013 05:27:38 PM UTC, comment #1:

GRUB version is 2.00 RELEASE plus some patches on Ubuntu 13.10.

Erkin Alp G├╝ney <erkinalp>
Sun 04 Aug 2013 04:53:45 AM UTC, original submission:

Operating System: Ubuntu 13.10 (Development Release) x64
CPU Architecture: amd64
File System: Btrfs

After selecting Ubuntu in the Grub boot menu, a screen pops up saying "error: sparse file not allowed. Press any key to continue..." Afterwards, the operating system seems to perform normally.

This error seems to be exclusive to the Btrfs file system, as it rarely (if at all) happens with Ext4.

There is also an Ubuntu Forum thread discussing this bug.

NOTE: In the release option I selected "Other" because I cannot remember which version of Grub Ubuntu 13.10 uses.

Chuck Rogers <kingdude>


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