FC6 boot issue - please help
k5di at zianet.com
Thu Jun 28 15:18:08 UTC 2007
Parth Pathak wrote:
> Hi Karl,
> after finding for atleast 8 hours, I figured out its selinux.
> I am sure updates included 23 packages and one of them was for selinux
> (for sure).
> with rescue CD, I tried disabling selinux from /etc/selinux/config
> file and I was able to reboot it successfully.
> but when I enable selinux (permissive of enforcing) and try rebooting,
> it stops at reboot with the same error.
> I believe selinux tries to label the filesystem at startup and fails
> to do so hanging the reboot to.
> this machine is public network sometimes and I cant afford to have
> security disabled by selinux.
> How should I move ahead? I looked into selinux problems on net but
> there is no pointer to such thing.
> one more question?? am I mailing in the right group? I mean it looks
> like I am the only newbie here and there may be some other group of
> fedora where starters like me can actually interact without disturbing
> thanks for reply,
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com>
> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7:50:08 AM
> Subject: Re: FC6 boot issue - please help
> Parth Pathak wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have been using FC6 for almost 6 months without any problems till
> > today. I upgraded several available packages through package manager
> > alert and upon reboot I could not get the system up and running again.
> > it gave me an error regarding file systems like -
> > *** An error occurred during the file system check.
> > *** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
> > ...
> > Give root password for maintenance
> > (or type Control-D for normal startup):
> It sounds like something you downloaded messed up the file system.
> Did you try using Control-D and what happened?
> If you can remember what you downloaded it might help.
> The rescue disk lets you mount your system to the small system on
> the CD. Then you can go to your system and change things. I just looked
> at my fstab and I may have a problem too :-) The swap files look wierd.
> There are some applications you can run that clean up a file system.
> Been a few years since I had to do that. It is like e2fstak or something
> like that and it will be on the rescue disk
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Hi Parth, this is a good list and many here are new. Your problem was
serious and not many were willing to answer you call.
Selinux is a work in progress. It works so well most IT people I know
turn it off. I have it off on my computer. Now there are 65 trained
hackers at NMSU a mile away. They get tired of Windows and like to
attack Linux. If it gets bad I just go to the college and we find the
guy and ask him to stop.
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