[SOLVED] Kernel update; Failed to start switch root service; os-release file missing
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    Kernel update; Failed to start switch root service; os-release file missing

    After an os update via dnf (to kernel 4.17.3) all grub entries are gone.

    With manually choosing the kernel I was able to boot, but during the startup I get the following error: "Failed to start switch root service".

    The status of the service tells me: "Failed to start switch root: Specified switch root path '/sysroot' does not seem to be an OS tree. Os-release file is missing."

    I already tried(didn't work):
    mount - o remount,rw /sysroot
    rm -rf /sysroot/etc/os-release
    cp /usr/lib/os-release /sysroot/etc
    exit and hard rebooting

    Any other suggestions?
    Last edited by KernelPanic; 3rd July 2018 at 10:57 AM.

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    Re: Kernel update; Failed to start switch root service; os-release file missing

    booting from a live USB stick, and mounting / as /mnt , can someone do an ls -lsca /mnt/boot/

    and post it here ? it would be interesting to see if there are any odd symlinks.
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    Re: Kernel update; Failed to start switch root service; os-release file missing

    Quote Originally Posted by bobx001
    booting from a live USB stick, and mounting / as /mnt , can someone do an ls -lsca /mnt/boot/

    and post it here ? it would be interesting to see if there are any odd symlinks.
    I have only access to the emergency mode at the moment. Booting from a live usb will be possible on the weekend and you will get the information then. Thank you for now!

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    Re: Kernel update; Failed to start switch root service; os-release file missing

    I restored a backup. Don't have time for troubleshooting at the moment. Thank you for your help anyway.

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