(newbie)Troubles with SE-Linux
Richard E Miles
r.godzilla at comcast.net
Tue Mar 22 01:12:22 UTC 2005
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 18:48:37 -0600
Paul Rumin <purenrg7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> did verify.
> 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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Is your system labeled? If not touch /.autorelabel, then reboot.
Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA. USA
registered linux user 46097
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