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Fedora 20 unable to recover: after reboot after updates

asked 2014-02-09 21:58:09 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 12:00:33 -0500

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I installed updates, rebooted ; it has resulted in a unusable state.

i see a popup wish sad face ..which says something is wrong and please logout and try again. it has a logout button . i click on logout and screen goes dark and nothing happens. so i hit the power button and system shuts down. i reboot ... and repeats the same cycle.

so i booted into the rescue mode. there also it is getting stuck. showing the list of services that are starting.

i hit alt +f2 and goes into command line login as root ... tried to install uninstall xdm,gdm,kdm. all of them with the same issue.

any ideas ?

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i had to boot into my win8 dualboot to be able to do this post.

edwinpattam gravatar imageedwinpattam ( 2014-02-09 22:00:09 -0500 )edit

I think you're better of reinstalling it, if not possible, you need to provide us with more logs of the errors you're getting

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2014-02-10 05:30:02 -0500 )edit

i really really want to avoid that ... already went through that routine twice ... and as for logs ... not a a pro with linux .. so need to find a way to get the logs after the crash .. but right now i cant get into the system without a reboot

edwinpattam gravatar imageedwinpattam ( 2014-02-10 08:52:42 -0500 )edit

Hit alt+f2 go to a console, do a sudo cat /var/log/messagessudo cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log post here

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2014-02-10 08:57:18 -0500 )edit

problem is when it is stuck .. alt + f2 is also not working :) i ended up reinstalling .. puting details in my answer.

edwinpattam gravatar imageedwinpattam ( 2014-02-10 20:31:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-10 20:33:05 -0500

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put the install cd in, started a fresh install. in the step for configuring drive, i mounted the /home drive with the existing /home, this saved my data

mounted /boot as /boot with reformat option, same for swap and "/" drive

so ended up getting a new fedora install, lost all configuration, but saved my data .

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