I’ve had this happen several times now.
I start with a fresh installation of OSMC - via NOOBs. Then force an update. Redo all my personal configurations, and then start using it. Works fine. After a few days or so, if I try to reboot, I get the kernel/systemd error: “failed to Create Volatile Files and Directories”. At that point it hangs, and all I can do is to reboot (actually unplug from power, then plug it back it). But still get the same thing.
I thought it might be the SD got corrupted. I’ve taken the SD card and checked it on another linux system (ran e2fsck and dosfsck on all partitions, copied the data from ~osmc/.kodi), and it seems okay.
The only thing I could think of doing at that point was to do a fresh reinstall of OSMC. Even tried with a new SD card.
I don’t have this problem running Kodi on a windoz Laptop or linux desktop. Just with the RPi with OSMC.
This is getting pretty frustrating at this point. Kind of makes the RPi useless if I can’t get this to work. So any help will be greatly appreciated.