(newbie)Troubles with SE-Linux
purenrg7 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 00:48:37 UTC 2005
I would like to preface this with "I am not new to linux, but new to
SE-Linux." I am not sure where to begin with this problem. After a
clean install of Fedore Core 3 (at least I thought clean), I tried to
login in with a user account a few days later. This did not work, so
I logged in as root to change my user's password.
1. First, I tried changing the user's password with passwd. Although
the program seemed to accept the new password. I still was unable to
login in afterwards.
2. So I tried to manually change it within the /etc/passwd file.
Knowing that there was a shadow file, I deleted the encrypted
password in shadow and the "x" in the /etc/password file. Then, I ran
passwd, followed by pwconv. But still nothing.
3. Finally, I tried to just use "su" command into my user's account
to no avail.
Now I am stuck. My understanding of SE is that you must match
securities contents of the files, by using the -Z delimiter, which I
If someone could steer me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
BTW, I did also try userdel/useradd with no success.
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