So, as a quick disclaimer, I’m someone who is a very non-tech person and who has never actually used anything like Fedora before.
Recently I decided to switch my OS. After doing some research, I decided to to install a Fedora 37 KDE spin on my ASUS X550IK laptop.
It took a bunch of times before my live USB could pass the boot check for corrupted/broken files. When it finally did, I launched the live version and began installing Fedora on my hard drive. I chose to encrypt my system. Everything seemed alright. I set the parameters, clicked “Install” and waited. But during that process of waiting, I needed to get up, and, being as clumsy as I am, I think I accidentally pushed the side of my laptop, where the live USB was. I am not sure whether I touched the USB, but I probably did. There was no sign of any errors though.
When the installation was finished, everything seemed alright too. I used the system for an hour or two, then I received a notification about security updates (through the program called Discovery), I think there was 750 of those updates (or 750 MB, I don’t remember). I proceeded with the updating. It told me to restart my computer, so I did that and waited. When the update process was finished, I entered my encryption password wrong a bunch of times, then I got it right and… it gave me this error.
Sadly, I did not save the .txt report file…
Someone suggested that this error should not happen normally, that this shouldn’t happen due to updates, and that it’s a sign that something went really wrong during the installation. I do suspect that I pushed the USB after all. I don’t assume that an encrypted disk becomes unavailable for booting after entering the password wrong a bunch of times, right?
Am I correct to assume that I need to somehow uninstall Fedora and reinstall it again? If yes, how do I safely uninstall it? There are different guides online, so I was a bit hesitant and decided to ask directly in the system’s community to be more sure.