I am having this issue - here is the page I used to attempt troubleshooting: [Howto] Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked in emergency mode (dracut emergency shell)
I also did the 8 steps from the page linked in the step 1 of the above link.
Now I login to this new root…and can’t do anyhing else. This comment from the above link summarizes my situation…
Now, when I boot it asks the root password, which I set with the above instructions.
After that, I put the new root password and I am to the shell as root. What I should do to bring the GUI and login to my desktop?
I tried the “startx” command, but nothing happened.
…I will continue troubleshooting as I want to recover some files from this installation - otherwise I would have just installed Fedora again. I haven’t used my Fedora laptop for more than two weeks, typing this from Windows.