I updated fedora 37 yesterday and it went completely wrong.
It hang up at 97% of the update done. So after waiting 10 hours I did a hard reboot… Resulting in the atteched pictures.
Nothing works anymore😒
Does anyone know a way of getting fedora working again?
I think saving this half upgraded system will be more or less a hassle depending on how bad the situation is. You could either reinstall or I could try to help as much as I know.
The kernel panic is probably caused by a messed up SELinux configuration according to this. Try to disable SELinux using GRUB command line and boot from the kernel 6.0.16.
If you could get into the system after doing this then the next sensible thing is to run sudo dnf distro-sync to sync your packages with the current release, then relabel the whole filesystem by running sudo restorecon -R /.
If despite disabling SELinux you can’t get to at least tty, we could try chrooting from a live USB.
I am having a similar issue. This latest update to kernel 6.1.5 does not boot and I get a perpetual black screen. I, however can boot from an older kernel (6.0.18). I don’t know if our issues are related, but mine started happening right after the update as well.
As I can see nothing changed, I think hunting down this problem will waste more time than reinstalling a clean system.
Make a bootable Fedora USB and reinstall your system. Copy your home directory to somewhere else to restore it after reinstall (do not copy using GUI as it may mess the file permissions, use cp -p ... to ensure that permissions doesn’t get messed up.
And most importantly: please use snapper or timeshift to take snapshots of your root partition, that makes recovering from such messes much easier.
While the idea of silverblue is nice, it isn’t fully bulletproof either. In my experience Fedora workstation + snapper is also quite reliable, nearly 1 year of use I never needed to restore a snapshot unless I messed up myself.