Bug 737509 - FIXED_IN_GIT: System hangs on sulogin (for emergency rescue shell) rather then go to a shell
Summary: FIXED_IN_GIT: System hangs on sulogin (for emergency rescue shell) rather the...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-09-12 11:28 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2011-09-30 18:53 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: systemd-36-3.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-30 18:53:21 UTC

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Description Hans de Goede 2011-09-12 11:28:53 UTC
Description of problem:
* I had a damaged FS which fsck could not repair
* systemd then was asking for a root password to enter what I think it
  called the emergency repair shell or some such
Problem 1:
  While doing this it did not tell plymouth to switch back to textmode
  (or it did but plymouth did not listen), so I never saw the rootprompt
* Booting without rhgb on the cmdline I get the sulogin prompt, enter the
  root password -> hang. Press CTRL+C sulogin again, enter the (correct)
  root password again -> hang again, and I could press CTRL+C again,
  which would redo from start.
Problem 2:
  sulogin to get to an emergency shell to manually repair a broken FS does
  not work (seems to hang).

Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2011-09-21 18:04:50 UTC
I am pretty sure this is this fix:


Will be in F16 soon.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-09-23 17:06:18 UTC
systemd-36-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-09-24 20:48:59 UTC
Package systemd-36-2.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing systemd-36-2.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-09-30 18:52:35 UTC
systemd-36-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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