I am setting up a new root partition on /dev/sda2 (newer Fedora 25) I have done this before and had no problems in the past. (If you realy need to know how see Fedora on New Root Partition
This time however I get a "A start job is running for dev-disk-by..." error during the boot sequence.
It cannot be the UUID problems as I don't use them.
This is the /etc/fstab of the new root partition...
# # /etc/fstab # #/dev/sda1 / xfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sda2 / ext4 defaults 0 0 /dev/sda5 /home xfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
Everything checks out. The FS types are correct. In fact this is the same "/etc/fstab" used on the previous (and working root partition, just with "/dev/sda1" as "/" and "/dev/sda2" as "/mnt/alt"
But I still get that error, hanging basically forever (I let it go for an hour!) As such every other answer I have seen is useless!