How to autorelabel SELinux for an entire file system

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  • An autorelabel for SELinux fails: /.autorelabel is detected correctly but fixfiles fails silently.
  • How to relabel a file system that has a large amount of SELinux errors


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • SELinux is disabled
  • /etc/selinux/config is updated to set SELINUX=enforcing on the next boot
  • /.autorelabel exists to force a relabel on the next boot

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