In the command line type the following as root

# echo 0 >/selinux/enforce

We can also use the setenforce command to effectively disable it as below
# setenforce Permissive

OR

# setenforce 0

With the above command selinux will be turned off temporarily. But to permanently disable it we have to edit /etc/sysconfig/selinux as below

vi /etc/sysconfig/selinux

and  change as below

SELINUX=disabled

And then you can try rebooting your machine. The above command are for CentOS/RedHat/Fedora machines

 

 

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