error when booting kubuntu: sparse file not allowed

Bug #869727 reported by ill on 2011-10-07
This bug affects 8 people
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Linux Mint
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Whenever booting kubuntu, I get an error right after it starts loading that says sparse file not allowed.

jastonas (jastonas) wrote :

I get the same error.

I have Kubuntu 11.10 with btrfs file system.

Are you on ext fs?

R.Srinivasan (srini-vassan) wrote :


I installed the Ubuntu 11.10 on Btrfs as /. Not created a separate boot partion. I am also getting this error. I have to manually press enter or space key then only it is booting.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Andrey Zaytsev (andzaytsev) wrote :

The same on Linux Mint 12. With btrfs.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This is also bug 736743.

affects: grub (Ubuntu) → grub2 (Ubuntu)
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