I recently built my own computer, and I was excited to finally get to the installation of the operating system. I chose Fedora 20 to use as my primary operating system, and I was able to successfully install the system as I wished without running into any major issues.
I started with an updated ISO from October 27th that I downloaded from the link in the Fedora IRC channel topic (here). One of the first things I ended up doing was updating the system with
sudo yum update, which there were about 80 different packages that needed updating. The kernel version that was included with my ISO was a 3.16 variant, and the update installed the latest 3.17 kernel update available for Fedora 20. I successfully updated and rebooted my machine.
Upon reaching the kernel selection screen, it automatically booted into the latest kernel, and it was here that I first noticed the issue. Immediately after the kernel option was selected, it very quickly popped up with some sort of error message (I think something about TCI check failing?) and then proceeded to a blank, black screen. My only option at this point was to power off and power back on.
Just in case it may have been a random error, I did try rebooting a few times and kept getting the same results. I then tried going back to the original kernel version installed with my system, and it immediately prompted me for my hard drive decryption phrase. After entering the phrase, I was successfully able to log back into my system.
Additionally, I have also tried booting into runlevel 3 or multi-user mode in systemd, and even that ended up with the same result as before. I manually edited the kernel boot parameters and added
systemd.unit=multi-user.target, and even with that parameter, there was no change in my results, limiting my ability to further diagnose the issue.
Is there something added in the latest kernel that might have an incompatibility with my system? Or is there a place where I can check the full system log? I'm not an expert with Linux, but I do know how to navigate the system via command line, so if you need more information, please just ask for it and tell me where to find it! Thanks.