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Re: Problem with installing a new harddisk...



On Thu Apr 14 19:27:01 2005,
Daniel J Walsh <dwalsh redhat com> wrote:
> 
> jckyau cs hku hk wrote:
> 
> >Hello Daniel,
> >
> >dwalsh redhat com wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>jckyau cs hku hk wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>I am very new to SELinux, so, please bear with my ignorance.
> >>>
> >>>I have installed a Fedora Core 3 with SELinux enabled.  The system
> >>>has been running pretty stable until I tried to installed a new harddisk
> >>>to my system.  The system fails during the booting process if I have my
> >>>new harddisk installed.  It stops booting whenever I reach the point of
> >>>setting up the ppp (I rely on a PPPoE line to connect to the Internet).
> >>>But it boots smoothly when I have the new harddisk removed.  I think it
> >>>is a problem with SELinux (though I am not sure) as it gives me all
> >>>kinds of complains regarding permissions.
> >>>
> >>>I am pretty sure that it isn't a problem with the harddisk, as this
> >>>harddisk works fine when installed into another computer.  I've also
> >>>tried to install another harddisk to my SELinux box, and got the same
> >>>result.  Any clue?? 
> >>>
> >>>Many thanx in advance!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>It needs to be labeled.
> >>
> >>touch /.autorelabel
> >>shutdown  machine
> >>add disk
> >>boot machine
> >>
> >>
> >>--
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >  Thank you for your reply.  However, it didn't work for me.  With
> >  "/.autorelabel" and my new harddisk installed, the system took a
> >  very long time to "relabel" the filesystem at the booting phase
> >  (I guess it was my original root filesystem that it was relabeling),
> >  and continued with the booting afterwards.  But the booting was done
> >  (took a very long time), my root filesystem (which is the only
> >  filesystem on my original harddisk) was mounted as readonly.
> >  Certainly, a system with a readonly root filesystem doesn't do me any
> >  good.  More suggestions?
> >
> >  Thanx!
> >
> >  
> >
> What kind of log messages are you getting?  What file system are you using?
> Can you boot successfully with enfocing=0 on the kernel line?
> 
> Dan
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
  Thank you, Dan, for your prompt reply.  "Lonely Wolf" is correct.  It
  was a problem of the "labeling" of filesystems.  My "new" harddisk
  was an old one which has a copy of linux from years ago.  After
  playing around with the fstab and the boot up options, I can finally
  get the thing to boot.

  Many thx to both of you.  Regards,

-- 
Joe Yau.....The Natural Born Uncle!!!

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