Bowtie2 genome indexes incomplete

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I'm trying to build the genome indexes with the following comand line (Ubuntu 18.04):

home/bowtie2-2.4.4-linux-x86_64/bowtie2-build ReferenceGenome GrCh38_index

where ReferenceGenome is the GrCh38.fa downloaded from NCBI to which I have added chr1_KI270763v1_alt.fa sequence.

The version of bowtie2 I am using is: version 2.3.4.1.

This process is computationally really heavy as it takes about 3 hours to complete. At the end of the process the first 4 files (.1.bt2/.2.bt2/.3.bt2/.4.bt2) seems to be ok while rev.1.bt2 and rev.2.bt2 I think they are incomplete as they are 352.5 MB and 264.3 MB (the rev.bt2 files downloaded from bowtie2 website instead are 982.5 MB and 733.7 MB).

Actually, when I try to align after building the indexes I get the following error:

Error reading _ebwt[] array: no more data 
Error: Encountered internal Bowtie 2 exception (#1) 
 (ERR): bowtie2-align exited with value 1

and I think this is related to the fact that the indexes are incomplete. Can someone help me to solve this problem?

Thank you


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