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P2V Hangs On SELinux Relabel

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Problem

RedHat Enterprise Linux 4, no updates. P2V (physical to virtual) conversion into VMware (ESXi 3.5, but this bug is RedHat dependent not VMware dependent). On first boot of the virtual node, the boot stops with:

*** Warning -- SELinux relabel is required. ***
*** Disabling security enforcement.         ***
*** Relabeling could take a very long time, ***
*** depending on file system size.          ***

Solution

See >>this Red Hat bug for discussion on what is going on.

I booted my VM from a rescue CD ISO, mounted the root directory, and:

# cd /mnt/local
# rm -f .autorelabel

Once this is done you may want to consider upgrading your VM to more -current that has this fixed.

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