Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1303893
Fedora 23 Xfce boots into emergency after installation (reason: bug in root specification in grub.cfg)
Last modified: 2016-12-20 13:22:50 EST
Created attachment 1120374 [details]
Original grub config.
Description of problem:
Fedora 23 Xfce was installed from a USB flash drive (Fedora Xfce Live).
During live session, the node of USB drive was sda, while the SATA hard drive for the new installation had a node of sdb.
After the installation, the USB drive was extracted. On new boot, the hard drive received an sda node and the system booted into emergency mode, as root=/dev/sdb1 was not found.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 23 Xfce (Fedora-Live-Xfce-x86_64-23-10)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora to HDD from live session.
2. Extract live USB and reboot.
After the installation, boot from USB again and edit grub.cfg (yes, the one that says "DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE") in boot/grub2 of the newly created installation on hard drive. Replace root=/dev/sd* with root=UUID=<root partition UUID>. Reboot.
Please consider the attached grub.cfg.bkp (the original one).
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