I am running Fedora 33 on an UEFI laptop with kernel 5.11.16.
I ran an update around midday on April 27th, rebooted my system and was unable to progress beyond
Starting Switch Root in the boot up screen. The system hangs essentially forever. If I leave the system at the
Starting Switch Root message for many hours I eventually get another message that reads:
systemd: Assertion 'line > 0' failed at src/shared/conf-parser.c:165, function parse_line(). Aborting. systemd: Caught <ABRT>, dumped core as pid 912. systemd: Freezing execution.
The update on April 27th includes amongst other things:
I have chroot’d into the system from a live usb and tried to reinstall/reconfigure grub, systemd, the kernel and rebuild my initramfs as possible solutions but nothing has worked. I have also tried running
dnf upgrade --refresh to see if a new update would be released to fix my issue.
Booting into older kernels using grub does not solve the issue so I believe something else is at fault.
After removing the
quiet rhgb kernel parameters from the boot paramters I have more messages at start up but the last messages shown are still
Starting Switch Root, now followed by
Welcome to Fedora 33 (Workstation Edition)!.
I am unable to identify what exactly is causing the system to freeze on startup and so I am struggling to debug the situation. My guess would be something in the update broke my system but I don’t have any solid evidence. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and I am happy to provide any data that would help.