Comment 4 for bug 1662137

Nathan Dorfman (ndorf) wrote :

Although I couldn't reproduce it in a VM, this reliably happens on both of my hardware installs, an old Thinkpad and an Asus Z87-based desktop. The recovery shell is completely unusable. Luckily Ctrl+Alt+Del still reboots the system cleanly.

The workaround seems to be to boot directly to the systemd rescue (or emergency) target, instead of recovery. This can be done simply by adding "rescue" or "emergency" to the default linux command line.