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Re: 2.6.14-rc2-git6 vs FC3

At 6:01 PM +0200 9/27/05, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>Tony Nelson írta:
>> At 1:08 PM +0200 9/27/05, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>>>I have an FC3/x86-64 system and I wanted to try
>>>the latest-greatest mainstream test kernel.
>>>The compilation went OK but it didn't boot successfully,
>>>which seems to be an FC3 bug. The last lines on the
>>>console are:
>>>Switching to new root
>>>Enforcing mode requested but no policy loaded. Halting now.
>>>Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kil init!
>>>At that point, the initrd userspace already started up
>>>and loaded the required modules, e.g. ext3, SATA drivers, etc.
>>>Is FC3 (or its mkinitrd) that old to be incompatible with
>>>the latest kernel? At this moment I cannot upgrade to FC4
>>>to confirm this.
>> That's SELinux.  Note that the name SELinux doesn't appear in SELinux error
>> messages; this may be the Security Mindset at work.  The key words in the
>> error message are "enforcing mode" and "policy".  Turn off SELinux'
>> enforcing mode.  If you run any servers you will want to be behind some
>> other firewall and pay attention to the machine's firewall.
>Yes, thank you. I know it's SELinux, I already switched off
>enforcing mode, but I cannot reboot to try it at the moment.
>My machine is the only computer in the house, so I am a bit
>uneasy about switching it off.

If you aren't running any servers this shouldn't actually make any change,
as the SELinux Targeted policy only affects servers.  Since I don't run any
servers, I don't have much trouble with SELinux (or much experience with

>BTW, I am running 2.6.13-rc1-mm1 (kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 is installed)
>and setting enforcing mode on boot works with these kernel versions.
>Maybe the RedHat engineers can answer my real question,
>here it is again:
>Is FC3 (or its mkinitrd or initscripts) that old
>to be incompatible with the latest kernel?

You didn't report a problem (yet) with the ramdisk.  You reported a problem
with SELinux.  You don't have any reason to suspect that your initrd is
bad, and some reason to think it is good.
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