Monday 9 May 2016

Syntax error in /sysroot/etc/selinux/config : 6 : syntax error ";" unexpected failed to boot sleeping forever.

We got this issue in one of the Linux PC, by mistake in the config file of SELinux instead of using # for commenting ";" was used. After reboot the PC won't boot with below messages:


/sysroot/etc/selinux/config : 10 : syntex error: ";" unexpected
Signal caught!
Boot has failed, sleeping forever.

We can access GRUB command line but Single mode bootup doesnt work. the only way to recover was to use Live CD, go to rescue mode. Give below command in shell:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
cd etc/selinux
vim config

Modify the statement and save and reboot.

And it worked....

Keep Working , Keep Trying !!