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updated fedora 27 kernel?(that menu at the beginning of the boot up) to 4.16 and now it freezes on boot.

asked 2018-04-27 04:12:47 -0600

storms gravatar image

updated 2018-04-27 14:29:43 -0600

so as the title says, when i try to run the latest kernel it freezes and wont boot up. any way to delete it and re download it or something like that? thanks :)

EDIT: ended up unistalling nvidia drivers, rebooted and it seems o work fine, aside from the screen tearing...

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I would recommend you to increase the number of kernels that the system keeps so that you always have enough kernels that properly boot if newer ones are also failing (the default is usually 3). In the /etc/dnf/dnf.conf file, set installonly_limit=6 (or so).

Then, install the latest kernel from testing-updates repository and see if this solves the problem. (Command: sudo dnf --refresh --enablerepo=updates-testing update kernel*).If not, I'd report a bug against component kernel

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-04-27 08:21:44 -0600 )edit

You problem may be related to and or

What's your video adapter? Do you know how to read logs of a previous, failed boot process? (boot the failing kernel, boot a working kernel, then use journalctl -k -b -1 to find the error messages).

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-04-27 08:26:46 -0600 )edit

did the nano on the dnf.conf and installed the latest kernel 4.16.something.4 i think. same error,sutck on Startint switch root. 1 weird thing is that i can go into the terminal, when pressing the alt F keys, logged in with no problems, did the journalctl and saw no notible errors.

as far as gpu goes, i have nvidia gforce 1050 with the nvidia proprietary drivers installed.

storms gravatar imagestorms ( 2018-04-27 09:11:58 -0600 )edit

PS: after reading the links, it DOES look like the problem is with the nvidia proprietary drivers. my problem is that if i dont have them i get screen tearing everywhere and 30 fps while playing linux steam games...

storms gravatar imagestorms ( 2018-04-27 09:18:54 -0600 )edit

I'm having a similar problem but while I have an Nvidia card I'm using Nouveau video drivers.

For me -the system seems to boot all the way into the desktop EXCEPT the desktop is black. The cursor is visible (and active) but the desktop icons/menus aren't visible and the short-cut keys don't activate them.

neverknew gravatar imageneverknew ( 2018-04-28 10:27:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-04-27 04:27:01 -0600

Hi, If you are still able to boot with the previous/last known functioning kernel you can give it a try to sudo dnf upgrade as some driver/module could require update to work with the latest kernel. You can list the installed kernels with rpm -qa | grep kernel and then use dnf to remove the "offending" one (something like sudo dnf remove kernel-4.15.15-300.fc27.x86_64). What's the error? maybe worth taking a look at it and reporting a bug if needed.

Best luck!

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Hello, thanks for the quick reply, did what you told me to do, and it still gets stuck on boot. As far as error goes, it gets stuck on Starting switch root

storms gravatar imagestorms ( 2018-04-27 04:45:41 -0600 )edit

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