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?

1 Answer 1


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
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 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 Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 5:50

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