I have been having issues with Fedora 17 not booting after the latest round of updates. I am able to enter the pass for my disk encryption, the boot logo acts normally but after the animation is complete, the boot fails to progress further.

I checked the diagnostics and it seems that there is an issue in plymouth-quit-wait.service. When I check systemctl status on this service, I am informed that the service has been loaded but timed out when start was attempted.

I have tried disabling the system using systemctl disable plymouth-quit-wait.service with and without the force option, with no success.

I am really lost here, I'm not even sure what exactly isn't working. What can I do to fix this issue, or at least troubleshoot it further?

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This is a bug in Fedora 17.

You can work around it by disabling the Plymouth boot screen:

systemctl mask plymouth-start.service

It will be fixed in Fedora 18.

  • Note: It hasn't been fixed in Fedora 18
    – user30371
    Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 11:06
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    @user30371: the bug indicates that it was fixed in F18. Either the fix is incomplete (or incorrect), or you have a new problem. Please reopen that bug if the circumstances are exactly the same, or else file a new one. Thank you!
    – mattdm
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 21:45

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