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fedora 29 stuck with logo 'f'

asked 2018-12-28 14:45:01 -0500

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environment: Windows 10 1809 / Hyper-v'

Installing 'Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso' all ok! 'dnf update' (approx 500packages) all ok! 2nd 'dnf update' (1 pack. 4 updates) all ok i.e. no errors!

.... no problem to work (right after above installs) with fedora 29 UNTIL I 'turn off' (first time !)

and want to 'reboot' (1st time after install!): Starting/connecting to fedora all seems ok. The 'f'-Logo develops.Afterwards the 'f' screen stays!

Found several forum tickets! no help ... 'Ctrl+alt+F2' does NOT bring a 'terminal' thanks for your time and hints, ed

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Hit the Escape key, and then what happens?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-12-29 02:28:46 -0500 )edit

FWIW, the recovery kernel works for me to boot into single user. Planning to take a look at logs via that sometime today.

John Krukoff gravatar imageJohn Krukoff ( 2019-01-08 11:48:39 -0500 )edit

I'm running into this same problem, wondering if you were able to find a solution.

jhealy gravatar imagejhealy ( 2019-04-19 09:36:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-12-29 13:48:09 -0500

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'Escape' key doesn't do anything

some more info: I installed fedora as another instance on same Hyper-V WITHOUT updating (i.e. no DNF upgrade at all) --> then it works !? I.e. after the 'f'-Logo it starts with the [ OK ] sequence as expected PS: used the very same .iso file! thanks for any hints

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I'm seeing same issue.

The timing on the escape key is tricky. If you try a few times, can get it to work. Appears to be hanging on wayland starting, though I haven't tracked down logs yet to figure out exactly where.

An earlier post from October suggested a few fixes, including enabling a 3D adapter. Didn't help me at all.

John Krukoff gravatar imageJohn Krukoff ( 2019-01-08 11:41:00 -0500 )edit

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