Re: NM causes network to go down

On 2/25/08, Ryan Novosielski <novosirj umdnj edu> wrote:
Don Buchholz wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:34 +0100, Bjørge Solli wrote:
>>>>> The strange thing is that I cannot even log in as root (not in gdm nor
>>>>> in text console), I had to reboot into runlevel 1  ...<snip>...
>> Probably because your home directory or authentication is set up to use
>> the network?  It used to be the case that if you had set up kerberos
>> logins from system-config-authentication and you didn't have a network,
>> then even root could not log in.  Probably some variation of that.
> I installed a very minimal set of packages (<400) on a Fedora 8 system
> (no graphical interface at all, meant for bare-bones FTP and Apache service)
> and found it necessary to turn off SELinux by putting "selinux=0" in the
> kernel args in grub.conf to allow *any* account to login to a text console.
> A sample of the SELinux/audit message in syslog file:
>    Feb 22 09:29:06 testhost kernel: audit(1203701346.285:4): avc:  denied
>      { entrypoint } for  pid=2136 comm="login" path="/bin/bash" dev=dm-0
>      ino=1736707 scontext=system_u:system_r:hotplug_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
>      tcontext=system_u:object_r:file_t:s0 tclass=file
> "login" isn't allowed to access "/bin/bash"?!?
> I probably need to take this one to another [SELinux] forum, eh?
> Not really keen on disabling SELinux for a box that will eventually
> sit on the Internet.  :drunk:

Seems like something got screwed up here. Try looking into the
"restorecon" command.

It turned out to be the SELinux "disk labeling"(?).  After mucking around a bit,
I did a full "yum update" (the Fedora 8 install was from a DVD image, it wasn't
one of the 'Live' installs).  Later, when SELinux was re-enabled, the system
noticed it during startup, and kicked off the SELinux "policy relable" in rc.sysinit.
Everything is working now.  (There must've been some deficiency in the original
os-image laid down on the disks by the Anaconda installer.)

- Don

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