F7 and Xen and SELINUX clarification

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Thu Jun 28 18:38:21 UTC 2007

I just upgrade to f7 and wanted to use xen to build a couple of vms to
have as test boxes.  Unfortunately every time I build a F7 guest it
refuses to boot correctly hanging on selinux testing the usbfs, I read
in the Docs this about SELINUX:

The SELinux policy in Fedora 7 has the neccessary rules to allow use of
Xen with SELinux enabled. The main caveat to be aware of is that any
file backed disk images need to be in a special directory -
/var/lib/xen/images. This applies both to regular disk images, and ISO
images. Block device backed disks are already labelled correctly to
allow them to pass SELinux checks.

So, if I create a 10GB file for the image of the guest I'm building, I
/must/ put it in /var/lib/xen/images?  Is that how this reads?

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Mark Haney
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