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Fedora 21 needs repairing..but HOW please?

asked 2015-04-08 07:46:24 -0600

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updated 2015-04-11 11:52:12 -0600

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So I had Fedora 21 running all lovely and fluffy for a while now. Loads of programs runnign just fine - could not be happier but hen I came back from a weekend away and BOFF.....Would not load. For a while I was getting "running in Emergency mode" - The first time I hit escape and it went into Fedora OK..next t ime, unable to enter the GUI and now, it is just a blank black screen after the plymouth Logo I did notice in one of the boot ups a mention od a "PANIC " somethign but didn't catchg it

I really do NOT want to have to re install EVERYTHING again if it can be helped So PLEASE>>HELP..What can I do here? I can boot from the USB installer...Can I run a repair util some how? Please help and Thanks in advance

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Looks like to me with the few information present that you have an issue with your hdd and the emergency mode was giving you the option to run fsck ( file system check) on your drive since you did not the damage was increase until it reach the point where you are now. Try booting from live media and run fsck on the drive to see if that help.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-04-08 10:41:53 -0600 )edit

I shall try that, thank you. i have managed to get the text boot sequence agan and it stops when it reachs STARTED PLYMOUTH SWITCH ROOT SERVICE - STARTING SWITCH ROOT KERNAL PANIC - NOT SYNCING! ATTEMPTING TO KILLBLAH BLAH blah blah"

Does that shed any more light on it ?

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-04-08 11:42:30 -0600 )edit

Not exactly but to be sure run fsk on your disk

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-04-08 14:42:08 -0600 )edit

ok, thanks

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-04-09 02:24:01 -0600 )edit
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can you link in a picture of the screen? That would be helpful for diagnostics

But it seems like problem with your hdd

TCRainbow gravatar imageTCRainbow ( 2015-04-09 06:04:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-04-10 16:09:27 -0600

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You can also try to boot on single user mode and then do "touch /forcefsck" that way fsck will run the next time you reboot the system.

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