Hi there,

Sorry if this is a repeat, I can't find the right words to search for my problem without running into unrelated posts....

So, on start up, I will sometimes see the emergency mode, there is no error message it just says I should check the journal. Doing ctrl d my system boots up as normal.

On shutdown, my system always hangs, it goes to that black screen with the progress bar and just sits there. I have to do a hard reset / power off to get the system to do anything.

sync && reboot -f


sync && shutdown -f

both work, which I read here means its not a kernel issue.

I can't figure out how to use journalctl in order to see what is happening in the log files.

Please can someone assist me troubleshooting this?