Just for context: I am not a linux-noob nor pro - I’ve used Arch and Manjaro before and now (after a few years of break) Fedora 36 Gnome.
I was learning and exploring ZSH and some new terminals, when I received an update in Software center for Gnome 43 - I updated, and after it installed I waited for a little while maybe 15ish minutes, for the background tasks to finish. I ran reboot from Gnome terminal and then when my laptop booted back up it showed the “Setup” prompt.
I tried exiting but I cannot. If I try to create a new user and type my original user name I receive a message saying that the user name is not available - which makes me think that my user profile is still there in the system, but I can’t boot into it for some reason.
I don’t know what to do. I tried finding a solution online but I can’t find any similar problems/solutions.
All help is greatly appreciated - I would love to save my files at least.
When booting, I press F8 to see GRUB menu and I have 2 versions of Fedora kernel, 5.19. and 5.17. & when I select the 5.19. there is only my laptop logo and Fedora logo on a black screen. Now I have even less clue what to do and what the problem might be.