SElinux Removal?

Stephen Smalley sds at
Thu Apr 13 17:09:39 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 13:08 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 17:52 +0100, idonttrustmspassport at
> wrote:
> > Is it possible to remove SELinux completely during FC5 installation, or
> > even when installed?
> Disable, yes.  Remove, no.
> > So far problems during YUM updates (It gives errors while installing
> > policies then freezes Yum) have destroyed my system twice. 
> > (In both cases the system refuses to boot with an error "not syncing:
> > Attempting to kill init!".
> Hmm..well, more details wold be interesting as that should obviously not
> be happening and hasn't been reported elsewhere AFAIK.  bugzilla even.
> > Passing a parm of selinux=disabled to the kernel allowed a boot, but all my
> > attempts to make this permanent then fail and I end up reinstalling and
> > reconfiguring.
> selinux=0 on the kernel line in grub.conf or SELINUX=disabled
> in /etc/selinux/config should do the trick.

Oh, and you should have been able to disable it at install time too.
anaconda does ask about it.

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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