The system can't boot and "Failed to start Permit User Sessions" is outputted.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Various services failed to start and the login screen could not be reached.
  • The following messages are outputted.
[FAILED] Failed to start Permit User Sessions
See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details.
[FAILED] Failed to start Automounts filesystems on ...
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start Login Service
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start System Logging Service
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start GNOME Display Manager
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start Modem Manager
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start Network Manager
See 'systemctl ...
[FAILED] Failed to start GNOME Display Manager 
See 'systemctl ...

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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