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Old 09-21-2010, 10:30 PM   #1
Kenny_Strawn
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Help! **Locked out** of newly installed F14 system!


I installed a new F14 system on my Acer Aspire One, but here's the problem: The installer asked for a root password on installation, right? Well, typing that in when I rebooted (and after it reportedly installed correctly) returned an "Authentication Failure" error -- the exact same password, I even typed it in twice to make sure!

After doing all this while booting from the Live CD and mounting the root drive:

Code:
su -c "mount --bind /dev /media/_desktop-i386-20/dev"
su -c "chroot /media/_desktop-i386-20 passwd" #entered the password here
su -c "umount /media/_desktop-i386-20/dev"
Still the same authentication failure! Any help on this? It appears to be a bug.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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Can you boot into single user mode and reset the password?

1. fromm the GRUB menu hit e for edit
2. select the kernel line and hit e again for edit
3. append 'single' to the line and hit enter
4. hit b for boot and hopefully it drops you at a root prompt
5. remount / read/write (`mount -o remount,rw /`)
6. type passwd and reset the root passwd

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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I tried that too, but whenever I do that I get something along the lines of a "Permission Denied" error (with lengthy Python expressions, of course) and a slap in the face. I now have a chroot set up in which I am able to type commands on the SSD through the Live CD with root privileges. I now am upgrading my packages (after installing the "fedora-release-rawhide" package) and will then use passwd and see what it does.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 10:01 AM   #4
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It seems as though I got several warnings that SELinux prevented the invocation of passwd -- even as root -- on the live CD! How do I correct this? Where is SELinux Admin in F14 and how do I execute it? Trying to install GUI frontends for SELinux causes the PackageKit, as it is running, to get to "Resolving Dependencies" and then crash.

Last edited by Kenny_Strawn; 09-22-2010 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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As an update, trying to install the tools (temporarily) with yum returned this:

Code:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ su -c "yum install --skip-broken policycoreutils-gui seedit-gui"
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils-gui.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be installed
--> Processing Dependency: policycoreutils-python = 2.0.83-28.fc14 for package: policycoreutils-gui-2.0.83-28.fc14.i686
--> Processing Dependency: setools-console for package: policycoreutils-gui-2.0.83-28.fc14.i686
---> Package seedit-gui.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
--> Processing Dependency: seedit = 2.2.0-8.fc14 for package: seedit-gui-2.2.0-8.fc14.i686
--> Processing Dependency: seedit-policy = 2.2.0-8.fc14 for package: seedit-gui-2.2.0-8.fc14.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils-python.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: policycoreutils = 2.0.83-28.fc14 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-28.fc14.i686
---> Package seedit.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package seedit-policy.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package setools-console.i686 0:3.3.7-7.fc14 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-1.fc14.noarch conflicts seedit
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 0:3.9.3-4.fc14 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: selinux-policy = 3.9.3-4.fc14 for package: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-4.fc14.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: selinux-policy = 3.9.3-4.fc14 for package: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-4.fc14.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package selinux-policy.noarch 0:3.9.3-4.fc14 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-4.fc14.noarch conflicts seedit
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
--> Running transaction check
---> Package selinux-policy.noarch 0:3.9.3-4.fc14 set to be updated
---> Package selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 0:3.9.3-4.fc14 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-1.fc14.noarch conflicts seedit
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be updated
---> Package policycoreutils-gui.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package policycoreutils-python.i686 0:2.0.83-28.fc14 set to be updated
---> Package seedit.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package seedit-gui.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package seedit-policy.i686 0:2.2.0-8.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package setools-console.i686 0:3.3.7-7.fc14 set to be installed
--> Processing Conflict: selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.3-1.fc14.noarch conflicts seedit
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Skip-broken could not solve problems
Error: selinux-policy-targeted conflicts with seedit
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
[liveuser@localhost ~]$
 
Old 09-22-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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Have you tried putting selinux into non-enforcing mode? /etc/selinux/ is the path to the configuration file. Good luck.

Regards,

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Old 11-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alunduil View Post
Have you tried putting selinux into non-enforcing mode? /etc/selinux/ is the path to the configuration file. Good luck.

Regards,

Alunduil
This is what ultimately allowed me to log in to my upgraded FC13->FC14 system. I suspected bad labels, but a 'restorecon -RFv /' didn't help. Neither did relabeling on boot. There's something wrong with the SELinux policy but I'm not enough of a guru there to diagnose it.

-Paul
 
  


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