systemd: no device ever becomes pluggable

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Fri Jun 1 16:07:56 UTC 2012

On Fri, 01.06.12 16:25, Thomas Sailer (sailer at wrote:

> I've upgraded a few machines to Fedora 17.
> One of them does not boot anymore. No device ever becomes plugged, thus
> systemd eventually times out waiting for the disk device
> (dev-sda1.device) and drops into the emergency shell.
> The device is there and accessible;
> udevadm trigger --type=devices --action==add does generate add events
> (as seen by udevmonitor)
> Strangely, though, none of the devices have a sysfs path; also, I only
> have the two disk devices mentioned in fstab, while on working machines
> I have many more.
> Can somebody give me a hint on what goes wrong, or on how to debug this
> further?

Does udev properly start up? Do you see the "systemd" tag in the output
of "udevadm info -qall -p/sys/class/block/sda1"?


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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