Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117976
system unbootable--with kernel--253
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
just updated all files and now the system is unbootable at least at
init 5 level.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: crashes
Expected Results: boots
Do you have more information on the crash? Any messages?
There are a lot of messages coming across the screen when you watch
the boot process but when it gets to init 5 the screen goes white as
before and i have to ctl-alt-delete. When i have had screen problems
like this in the past it was XFree86. I should be able to boot to
init 3. What do you want me to do at that level.
OK--here is the scoop. I boot up to the login and after entering
userid and password a popup error screen comes up and says: "Unable to
set executable context". Then the screen goes white and thats it.
There was a bad policy file in yesterday's build. You need to boot
non-enforcing mode (add enforcing=0 to the kernel boot line in
grub.conf) and get a new policy file (1.8-3 or greater).
No go! booted into failsafe and used yum to update the policy file to
1.8.5. rebooted and get the same error. Now what??
ok--i removed the policy file and then watching the bootup process all
of those errors saying something about problems with the "avc" file
went away but when i went to login the screen just froze. I assume
you need the policy file to enter init 5. the policy file was version
1.8.5. Can i just get rid of all this policy stuff and boot normal or
is it an essential part of the system?
To turn off SELinux you can enter selinux=0 on the kernel line in grub.
If you want to test selinux, put the policy file back on the machine
and cd /etc/security/selinux/src/policy/
You should be able to test the machine after that.
OK-- here is what happened when i tried to make load.
[root@localhost policy]# make load
make: *** No rule to make target `load'. Stop.
Now--when logging out or shutting down the screen goes white--but it
still shuts down. Something is effecting the screen upon logout and
Latest build in Rawhide and policy-1.9-1 should clean this up a lot.