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exit_boot() failed!efi_main()failed!

asked 2016-12-13 06:10:49 -0600

andreapi gravatar image

I have a fedora 24 cinnamon installation, when I restart the system I get this error: exit_boot() failed! efi_main() failed! which does not happen when i reboot from the rescue kernel I upgraded to fedora 25 but it did not solve the problem. Could you help me or refer me to someone who could?

Many thanks André Apicella

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answered 2017-03-13 04:20:04 -0600

rustam gravatar image

May be it helps someone... I bumped with the same issue.

In my case I had had Fedora 25 with UEFI boot system and for some reason I had to switch to Legacy boot mode. After some time after kernel update (not first!) I got this error: exitboot() failed! efimain() failed!. After switching back to UEFI the system started. And after that switching back again to Legacy - it run too.


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answered 2017-01-31 08:23:54 -0600

I am having the same error. I think its has to do with my external usb drives. I can get past the error and load the system if I unplug & comment out the drives from /etc/fstab.

I have three drives all the same make/model. I think I must have setup the fstab entries wrong, as the "problem" drive switches around between the three. I have other drives of a different model that do not give me any trouble.

For the moment I have them commented out and just mount them manually.

I don't know if that is your issue, but it's something to look at!

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