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Fedora 29 update gives bad reboot. Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked

asked 2019-01-29 14:32:47 -0500

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On my main desktop and my secondary laptop, when I update the kernel in sudo dnf update, now it boots and errors out on logging in. I get the following error and it just keeps rebooting into this screen. This is on Fedora 29 and updating to the latest.

You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or "exit" to boot into default mode.

Cannot open access to console. the root account is locked. See sulogin(8) man page for more details. Press Enter to Continue.

I press enter and it just brings up the previous message again.

I've tried Ctrl-Alt-F2 while it's booting, but then I just get a blank screen.


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Select the previous kernel that works normally during the initial boot process after the power is turned on, and check the status of the problem in the problem kernel. Identify problems that the kernel did not qualify and have them check for updates during the update.

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-01-30 02:48:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-30 12:12:10 -0500

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updated 2019-01-30 16:26:32 -0500

I solved it editing:

create the folder:

sudo mkdir /mnt/dribble

edit the fstab file :

sudo vi /etc/fstab

adding this line:

/dev/mapper/luks-11d742e3-ee58-a236-42e3-d5352f0fdb23 /mnt/dribble btrfs defaults

you can recover the UUID with:



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