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23rd December 2005, 07:50 PM
When i originally installed Fedora 4 I chose to enable the SElinux security and now wished i hadn't. My system currently has 2 harddrives one that is 10gig and the other is 160gig. My OS is installed on the 10gig drive and i use my 160gig drive for data storage. If i was to disconnect the 160gig drive and then do a reinstall of Fedora 4 without the SELinux option. My question is if i try and reconnect my 160gig drive with the fresh install on Fedora, will i loose any of my data on that drive?
23rd December 2005, 08:01 PM
no need to reinstall.
run system-config-securitylevel. From within there, you can disable SELinux.
23rd December 2005, 08:02 PM
you don't have to reinstall type system-config-securitylevel then select the selinux tab and uncheck that enabled box
23rd December 2005, 10:30 PM
or just uncheck "Enforcing"
23rd December 2005, 11:51 PM
you can also open /etc/sysconfig/selinux in your favorite text editor and change the "Enforcing" to 'disabled' and then reboot. You should good to go after that.
24th December 2005, 08:11 AM
about this question ...
I would like to know the interest of SELinux ?
Could anyone explain me the need of this kind of ....option, please ?
PS : Happy Christmas ! :)
24th December 2005, 09:02 AM
14th March 2006, 07:53 AM
I was wondering, as I'm exploring FC4, with the install of FC4 I disabled SELinux.
When I get a bit around in FC4, I plan on activating this though. I've read on this and different previous topics and the faqs that:
To disable use the editor or run system-config-securitylevel...
---> is this the same for activiting it?
SELINUX=enforcing. You can either reboot or run setenforce 1 to turn enforcing on in real time.
By activating it, you should apply this to all running applications/processes...
---> so this could cause problems with the already installed packages?
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