I just performed a fresh, clean install of Fedora 27 five days ago. Upon a reboot from an update cycle via DNF, I am unable to boot normally or into rescue mode.

At the grub menu, I have a generic kernel listed and no idea where it came from or how to fix this. No matter which kernel I select whether I try to enter rescue mode, it drops me into emergency mode. (see the link at the bottom)

generic (4.13.13-300.fc27.x86_64) Fedora (4.13.12-300.fc27.x86_64) 27 (Workstation Edition) Fedora (4.13.13-300.fc27.x86_64) " " Fedora (0-rescue ... ) " "

This occurred last week when I was running Fedora 26 as well ... https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/112345/fedora-boot-label-error-entering-emergency-modeexit-the-shell-to-continue/

Any ideas folks or how to fix this?


Enter into the rescue mode, check for the grub files and check the fstab entry. As this happened with me as well and the /boot was not mounted correctly, so making changes in fstab and doing a mount -a resolved my issue.

  • Hi Divyani, I am unable to enter rescue mode no matter which kernel I select to edit for boot. It drops me into emergency mode each and every time. While not a neophyte to Linux, I am somewhat rusty when it comes to troubleshooting boot issues. I could very well be doing something incorrectly. Can you lay out the steps for me? Thank you. – HBach Nov 24 '17 at 19:34
  • Hi, Did you tried Booting into a Fedora Live DVD/USB After the load, open a terminal, Press Ctrl+Alt+T Run in it: sudo -i fdisk -l Fdisk will inform you as your partition / (root) called, say it as in the post /dev/sdb1, continuous running: umount /dev/sdb1 fsck -y /dev/sdb1 reboot Remove the DVD/USB and boot from the SDD – Divyani Singh Nov 25 '17 at 5:50

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