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Fedora 19 doesn't go beyond boot screen

asked 2013-07-09 12:27:15 -0600

pulkit94 gravatar image

updated 2013-07-10 00:24:37 -0600

I have fedora 19 installed on my hard drive. I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 alongside fedora on partiton /dev/sda6 after reformatting it. But when i try to boot fedora normally, it takes ages to fill up that logo circle then instead of fedora logo, a black screen comes up saying somewhat:

Unable to mount root-drive with UUID:


But i am able to boot to desktop from rescue mode which is still a lot slow than usual, i have no problem with other operating systems.

sudo fdisk -l shows

   Device Boot      Start         End         Blocks   Id      System
   /dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
   /dev/sda2          206848   105084927    52439040    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
   /dev/sda3       105084928   314998783   104956928    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
   /dev/sda4       315002878   625141759   155069441    5  Extended
   /dev/sda5       315002880   317102488     1049804+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
   /dev/sda6       317104128   522741759   102818816   83  Linux
   /dev/sda7       522743808   523767807      512000   83  Linux
   /dev/sda8       523769856   625141759    50685952   8e  Linux LVM

Fedora is installed on /dev/sda8.

Please help me out!!!!

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How did you install ubuntu alongside Fedora? Did you replace a partition, like your /root partition? This error says that dracut cannot find the partition with the UUID that you installed your system on. Please edit your question and provide more information. Also, what do you mean by "boot desktop from rescue mode"?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-09 22:56:03 -0600 )edit

In advanced options of fedora, there is a rescue mode option that allows me to boot. I had reinstalled ubuntu for i neither created any partition nor destroyed it, i just formatted the old one.

pulkit94 gravatar imagepulkit94 ( 2013-07-10 00:26:21 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-07-11 03:21:09 -0600

unclechu gravatar image

Possible UUID of your Fedora partition was changed. Just load your Ubuntu and open terminal and do this:

cd /dev/disk/by-uuid
ls -la | grep sda8

And use UUID of Fedora partition, for example: e1914ff3-3f93-4213-b63b-cb75eee73de3 -> ../../sda8 And e1914ff3-3f93-4213-b63b-cb75eee73de3 — it's UUID of Fedora partition. Mount and open Fedora partition, and open to edit (with root privilegies) file /etc/fstab, but not of Ubuntu, of Fedora! Example: /media/%USERNAME%/%Fedora_LABEL_NAME_OR_UUID%/etc/fstab And replace UUID of root mount point "/" to new UUID (if old UUID is not equal new UUID, if is equal then problem in another place).

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Thank you very much.

pulkit94 gravatar imagepulkit94 ( 2013-07-13 08:08:44 -0600 )edit

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