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Fedora 27 stopped booting

asked 2018-07-08 04:37:51 -0500

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From time to time I experience trouble booting the newest kernel, most of the times I just boot an older kernel, and wait for newer NVIDIA prop. drivers.

However this time an older kernel stopped booting as well.

Right now I can't boot 4.17.x kernels, however I did boot 4.16.16 without a problem. Today, after a restart, I cannot boot into 4.16.16 neither.

When I try to boot to 4.16.16, everything goes ok up until the point where login screen should appear. Instead I see a black screen with a mouse cursor which is responsive, but my monitors position is messed up (I have two) - meaning mouse would jump from the right monitor to the left monitor by dragging it to the right.

When booted to Fedora rescue, I see the following:

That is, it talks how my home partition cannot be booted to media/Data.

The same message appears when I try to boot to 4.17.x kernel. Also in that case I get stuck on the following:

I tried using older NVIDIA driver, and I too got to the black screen on 4.17.x kernel.

The interesting part is, that if I set-default, everything boots up, I login, and my journalctl says that media/Data was mounted successfully.

Any suggestions?

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Have you tried reinstalling newest nvidia driver and rebuilding initramfs (dracut)?

Additionally, see what errors are spit out related to system-modules-load once you enter multi-user.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2018-07-08 05:19:18 -0500 )edit

I've done dracut, but could not reinstall nvidia driver any more, got an error saying 'Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module.'.

system-modules-load show this: Failed to insert xen..

Some time before I've tried to run xen hypervisor, but would get an error module2.mod and multiboot2.mod not found, but did not proceed on troubleshooting and was just using regular kernel.

enenou gravatar imageenenou ( 2018-07-08 09:08:44 -0500 )edit

please provide contents of file sudo cat /etc/fstab and output of sudo fdisk -l ( small L ) ( use sudo if needed )

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-08 10:04:37 -0500 )edit

When in multi-user? Everything seems as it's supposed to I think.



enenou gravatar imageenenou ( 2018-07-08 12:11:27 -0500 )edit

can you please check your run level . i have another doubt let me check that first ... can you get the log about details of nvidia installation in your system ( nvidia installation sometimes causes and set run level at 3 . i will explain it more using nvidia community links but check the run level first I have notices something like run level change message in your output.

syntax for /etc/fstab :

device mountingdirectory filesystemtype options dump fsck

so you can add a comment sign # to /dev/sda2 /media/data2 ........

check using : runlevel or systemctl get-default or who -r

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-08 12:47:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-09 07:46:02 -0500

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I havwe this same issue now but cannot Boot through any version of previous Kernal;s..I even did a fresh install and had 2 or 3 successful reboots and then "oops something went wrong" and have no idea what to do..seems little point in reinstalling 27 again if it is just going to crash

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Th Hard disks have NO errors....

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2018-07-09 08:11:09 -0500 )edit

checked the devtalk in nvidia , it feels like linux user facing this issue with nvidia alot .. full of issues like this , do read some out there .. there are some good guide and solution provided by nvidia developers

Nvidia devtalk Cuda zone forum check here

and also dont forget to read this

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-09 09:41:48 -0500 )edit

The problem I have is that I was runnign 27 ever since it cae out with NO issues...It seems only yher last update that has caused the problem....... and thanks for the links

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2018-07-09 11:06:00 -0500 )edit

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