#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #opensuse #software-updates openSuse stuck in "start job" and won't finish booting

Bounty: 50

My openSuse Tumbleweed installation has somehow stopped booting at all. The startup process goes through normally, but then it says A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up (7 min / no limit) and that’s it. No matter how much I wait there seems to be no way for it to finish whatever it’s doing. Using Ctrl+Alt+F1 or any other combination only brings me to the same problem. The only thing that seems to work is the old REISUB key sequence to reboot the whole thing.

As asked here’s my hardware configuration:

  • ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard with lastest BIOS update
  • Ryzen 5 1500X processor running at stock clock speed
  • Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB
  • Kingston HyperX 2133Mhz 8gb RAM memory

The Nvidia card is running the propietary software, which is working well pre-update (even though it was hard to get it running)

I’m on kernel version 4.15.0-1-default, which gets updated when I run sudo zypper dup.

EDIT: I’ve rolled back my installation to a point before updating the system (using snapper), and it works fine. Then I tried to update again, and it brought me to the same problem. What can I do besides leaving my system outdated?

Get this bounty!!!

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