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Timed out waiting for device dev-mapper-fedora\x2dhome.device

asked 2013-07-19 12:44:57 -0500

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updated 2013-07-19 18:23:05 -0500

I recently installed Fedora 19 to dual boot on my Windows XP Home machine.

About 50% of the time when I try to boot into Fedora, I get an error right before the loading Fedora icon finishes (and I cannot log into Fedora). Actually, I have a 50% success rate when doing a cold boot into Fedora. If I am restarting the machine using the Fedora or XP "Restart" buttons, then the success rate is 0%.

If I press escape to display the log while Fedora is loading, these are the final messages that it prints:

Timed out waiting for device dev-mapper-fedora\x2dhome.device
Dependency failed for /home.
Dependency failed for Local File Systems.
Dependency failed for Mark the need to relabel after reboot.
Dependency failed for Relabel all filesystems, if necessary.

This paste bin is of the output of the journalctl -xb command: pastebin dot com/Rq70F811

my fstab:

# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Thu Jul 18 04:32:45 2013
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
/dev/mapper/fedora-root /                       ext4    defaults        1 1
UUID=9f12f60f-c0c5-431b-a8d0-806f3a34e175 /boot                   ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/fedora-home /home                   ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/fedora-swap swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

After searching my error, I tried to remove "/home" line from my fstab. This did allow Fedora to consistently boot up and load as far as the login page. However, I was not able to login to my user account. I could only log into root.

I am considering re-installing Fedora, and try removing the /home partition.


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I think I am experiencing this bug: I'll try out the workarounds and I'll post if I find something that works well.

EdudDiputs gravatar imageEdudDiputs ( 2013-07-20 12:55:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-22 11:35:17 -0500

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This is just a workaround. Should I mark this as the answer?

When the loading fails, I go ahead and enter my root password at the password prompt.

Then I enter the following two commands:

lvm vgchange -ay
systemctl default

I got the lvm command from that bug that I linked to in that other comment

I got the systemctl from the error prompt. This seems to force fedora to try to continue loading.

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Ha. I cannot even post links in answers. Beautiful.

EdudDiputs gravatar imageEdudDiputs ( 2013-07-22 11:35:47 -0500 )edit

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