fedora 29 - 40 minutes of 'failed to start'

asked 2018-09-04 09:40:25 -0500

saywot gravatar image

I'm trying to boot a Fedora 29 install after installing whatever updates were issued today. but Im a bit stumped about my next step, I don't have a clue what was updated but upon rebooting I'm getting multiple failures. 1. Login Service 2. GNOME Display Manager 3. D-Bus System Message bus and this loops and loops.

trying to start services, failing, trying again.

after 40 minutes I suspect that booting will never complete - and here's the kicker I'm trying to boot into rescue mode.

Ordinarily I'd reinstall and start again but this machine has consumed 30% of my monthly data quota so I don't have the luxury of doing it all over again.

so any tips on how to save this computer ?

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@saywot Hi, Fedora 29 is still in development (FedoraReleaseLife_Cycle is still not final). If you find a problem, you should report a bug.

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2018-09-04 10:04:34 -0500 )edit

Do you still have your installation media? You can boot from that and chroot into your Rawhide installation. You might be able to do repairs from there.

bob323 gravatar imagebob323 ( 2018-09-04 21:24:31 -0500 )edit

Did you by any chance update dbus to version 1:1.12.10-2.fc29?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-09-05 01:50:42 -0500 )edit