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every reboot fedora 20 goes to emergency mode

asked 2014-02-06 01:03:11 -0500

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updated 2014-02-13 13:31:50 -0500

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i do't have any idea about emergency mode. after providing root password it goes to command line. if i press ctrl+D it goes to normal mode. please help me to solve this problem.

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@Cobra - fdisk is a partitioning tool. Did you mean something else?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-02-07 20:07:44 -0500 )edit

@Cobra Edit your comment to make a little more sense ( or, maybe just propose an answer explaining how to fsck ) and we can clean out this little exchange :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-02-08 01:58:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-28 03:55:05 -0500

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I have faced this problem when there was a power failure with my desktop updating fedora 20 x86_64. The best procedure and perhaps the easiest is to use a gparted live cd. the procedure is explained as follows: 1. Shutdown the system. 2. Restart the system boot using gparted live cd 3. Unmount your computer partition (If its already mounted) 4. Run the gui gparted application. 5. Select the partition that has errors (Your desktop partition that harbors fedora installation) 6. On the gui screen of gparted use --- 'Partition' -----> 'check' 7. After the process is complete shut down the system and boot as usual. 8. Enjoy fedora again.. !

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answered 2014-02-06 04:34:58 -0500

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updated 2014-02-09 10:16:01 -0500

It's likely that you have a disk error and that fsck is failing in a way it can't recover from in auto-fix mode. Take a look at the output generated before it asks for the root password, it should tell you what's going on.

If it is fsck I'd boot from an install disk (CD, DVD, pen drive, whatever) and run fdisk over the hard disk from the rescue tools - that way you can guarantee that you're not using any of the files on the hard disk that it might have to fix.

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