mkfs.ext3: Permission denied while trying to determine filesystem size

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon May 30 16:14:25 UTC 2005

On Mon, 30 May 2005 08:30:49 CDT, Justin Conover said:

> Right, but why did it not let me created a file system with selinux=1?
>  I did a fresh install of fc4t3 on this box too, with the same
> results.

If you didn't already post the avc messages that mkfs generated (I've already
deleted the first few msgs of this thread), could you do so?  They'd be
in /var/log/messages (if you have a default syslog config and aren't using
auditd) or in /var/log/audit/audit.log if you have auditd running....

Although I'm suspecting the problem is, as others have mentioned, that your
system needs to be relabeled, and that an improper label on something broke
the mkfs. 
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