Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked in emergency mode (dracut emergency shell)
This is a known problem. It happens Fedora releases 28 and newer, which don’t require password for root account during
installation Root Account and use
first user added as
administrator/superuser. In this case root account is locked, and if
/home is inaccessible – then
the system can’t use superuser/administrator account either.
What to Do?
If you find yourself in this situation and you can’t resolve problem with
/home mounting from Live disk/USB,
and you need access to emergency mode, the solution is simple.
Boot into Live disk/usb and chroot into your Fedora installations as documented in this Fedora Quick-docs Article
following steps depends of your File System
Unlock root account by supplying password for it:
Exit chroot environment with [Ctrl-d] or
Reboot your computer with GUI or with
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