View Full Version : [ubuntu] brfs grub issue

December 7th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Hello, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the btrfs partition. Each time i boot there is a message displayed:
[CODE]Sparse file is not allowed. Press any key to continue...[CODE]
So after pressing any key everything boots normally.
How can I get rid of this message? It annoys me on 2 different notebooks.

December 7th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Looks like you are subject to a known bug.

Post 8 states:

Thanks, but there's no need to post further reproduction information to this bug. This is a missing feature and we know about it.

Nevertheless, you might want to read through the bug report and subscribe so you are notified if someone posts a solution.

On the down side, it seems to have persisted through at least Precise Alpha 1.

December 7th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Thank you, but is there any way to get rid of that message and speed up the boot?

December 7th, 2011, 08:38 PM
I see you added a comment to the bug report and that your system doesn't continue to boot as indicated it would.

Colin Watson is usually very helpful and perhaps he will respond in the bug report.

There is also a suggestion in post #10 of the report that provides a possible method to allow it to continue (even if it still displays the message).

I don't have any btrfs partitions so I can't help by experimenting.

December 7th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Thank you. I discovered that it boots even without pressing a key. But it takes a long time to wait until the system is ready...