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Formatted the file system

asked 2017-12-14 07:32:44 -0500

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updated 2017-12-14 10:32:05 -0500

In somehow I formatted the file system partition. The partition is separated from the other partitions. Now I can't boot Fedora 27. How can I solve this issue?

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You formatted the file system of what partition? / (root file system), /boot, /boot/efi, /home? That's an important piece of information. As for /, /boot, or /boot/efi just reinstall Fedora (assuming you have a separate /home). Make a backup of /home in case something goes bad.

gobigobi66 gravatar imagegobigobi66 ( 2017-12-14 10:41:48 -0500 )edit

/boot one .

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answered 2017-12-15 19:11:59 -0500

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The easiest solution will be to reinstall Fedora. I assume your /home is a separate partition, but make sure you have a backup of it just in case.

The much more complex solution is to boot one of the net install images using the rescue mode option. Then you can chroot into the existing system and reinstall grub2 and the kernel. The rescue shell will not be able to mount the /boot partition so you will have to mount that yourself first and fix the /etc/fstab file with the new UUID. Make sure you are editing the file in /mnt/sysimage and not the one from the boot media.

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