ubuntu includes btrfs, but does not support it

Bug #979195 reported by ill on 2012-04-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

btrfs has been a choosable filesystem for a while now, but has been unusable due to ubuntu refusing to include support for it in grub2. Every time a user tries to boot into a btrfs filesystem, they get a sparse file not allowed error. This bug has been known and easily fixable for a while, but ubuntu refuses to properly support btrfs.

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → grub2 (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

No easy *and correct* fix is known at this time, only workarounds that break other things.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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