Fedora 16, Dell XPS15 Boot Issue, Multiple Start Failures

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hi guys, I have used F16 for a long time on this laptop, and it has worked well. Recently, I decided to upgrade to f17, but F17 gave a lot of issues and forced me to go back to f16. Now, I fresh installed f16, alongside my Mint 13 installation. It went well. Everything worked. I made some changes to fstab and sudoers files. Then I did a yum update. It updated 420 files (around 200 to 300 MB got downloaded.) The update was completed without errors. However, When I rebooted to the new kernel, (3.4.4) Multiple startup failures came up. Services such as "Sendmail" "Network M (HowTos)