got the same error on
As you said - extract to ext3 successful
For anyone who has only a fat or ntfs partition to extract to:
The problematic file seems to be the last one being extracted from the tar archive. So you only miss this one file when tar fails with its error.
(Here the last few lines of tar output (successful extraction on ext3)
nice tar xvf 2.98s user 133.10s system 6% cpu 34:29.39 total