Problems modifying / adding users groups

Burke, Dan dburke at
Wed Nov 17 13:32:48 UTC 2004

Sounds reasonable.  How do I tell if it's enabled?  I did some looking
on how to disable it, and it looks like creating a file
/etc/sysconfig/selinux and add SELINUX=disabled to it, and I also saw
passing selinux=0 as a kernel option on boot.  But I can't reboot this
box until Saturday night, so I can't play with it until then.

Is there any way around this in the meantime?  I mean, root should be
able to do anything, right?

I may just wind up vi'ing the group, passwd and shadow files and adding
the entries manually today.

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rahul Sundaram
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:27 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Problems modifying / adding users groups


"RuntimeError: couldn't get security context of `/etc/group': No data

looks like selinux is enabled. disable it if you are not aware of the

Rahul Sundaram

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