View Full Version : Can't login in after Kernel Upgrade

11th February 2007, 09:36 PM

About two weeks ago I downloaded and installed some updates to my Fedora 6 machine.
Not having any time I didn't try to fix the login problem I was having as a result. Today I finally carved some time out of my busy schedule and see if I could fix what was wrong.


When logining in from a text command prompt (login: ) I get this error when I boot into run level 3 (hard to copy since it ususally is eased quite rapidly...) (excuse any typing gliches -- I typed this into another machine)

Fedora Core release 6 (Zod)
Kernel 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 on an i686

xyzzy login: root
Last Login: Sun Feb 11 15:54:03 on tty1
Audit(1171223644.842.13): avc: denied { entrypoint} for pid=2990 comm=”login” name=”bash” dev=dm-0 ino=10420256 scontext=root:system_r:hotplug_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
023 tcontext=system_y:object_r:file_t:s0 tclass=file
login: no shell: Permission denied.
INIT: Id “1” respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I can get access at run level 1 without problems.

Run level 5 has its own share of errors that are generated.

The error also occurs with the older Kernel (2.6.18-1.2869.fc6) that I have on the system.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

11th February 2007, 10:09 PM
Boot the computer and when you get to the grub menu try adding selinux=0 to the kernel line. Search this forum to learn how to edit grub on the fly or see my wiki in my signature.

12th February 2007, 12:17 AM
Thanks. It did allow me to boot successfully into run level 3. I still have errors when booting into run level 5.

BTW are all the kernel options documented in one location?