I have a test VM running Fedora 18 with btrfs filesystems. After applying the latest OS updates the machine failed to boot failing over to a dracut shell. Here’s a short guide on what I did to recover it.
First some OS info:
During the boot process these messages were displayed after switching back and forth from text mode to GUI mode by pressing the ESC key:
Eventually I got a dracut shell where I typed help and got access to a bunch of utilities:
With the help of dmesg I found what went wrong:
It was one of the btrfs partitions that was causing the issues. Just to be sure I searched and found all btrfs partitions that were automatically mounted and ran the btrfsck tool to fix the errors:
dmesg | less
umount /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb1
After fixing the errors I hit CTRL+D to exit the dracut shell and the OS booted successfully.
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Hope this helps.