After updating fedora and reboot the system keeps looping on the login menu.

I can’t get into other users neither and I can’t access the tty with Alt + Ctrl + F2. At this point I’m really lost and I don’t have any more ideas.

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At the GRUB2 prompt during boot, choose to edit the boot entry and add


...to the kernel line.

This will make it boot into the text login prompt, where you can do more debugging.

  • Is this the same as just adding 3?
    – rickhg12hs
    Jan 2, 2020 at 0:16
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    Yes, but I am not sure how long it’ll be that way
    – jsbillings
    Jan 2, 2020 at 2:58

I've seen this a few times, and it's universally been something wrong with the user's home directory:

  • Out of disk space (or NFS quota)
  • Not mounted at all
  • Read-only

If you just installed updates, and you don't have a separate /home partition, my money would be on out of disk space.

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