it's not halting at that message.
It's actually halting elsewhere,
I got this from another support group:
I'd be surprised if we actually halted right at that message. I think
it's just that most console output is suppressed by default, this
particular message is KERN_ERR so it is not suppressed, and we hung
somewhere later. Can you boot with "ignore_loglevel" and collect the
entire console output? If you have a previous working kernel still
installed, a corresponding log from it might also be useful.
I followed this and discovered that I was halting at:
dracut: Starting plymouth daemon
I can't remember how, but I found a fix for that... But there were 2 or 3 more issues.
i ended up booting into a liveCD, backing up my home directories and then doing a fresh install.