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I have a Parallels installed on my Mac and I have created a Fedora 11 Virtual Machine. Everything works fine, except that the file sharing between my Mac and the VM doesn't work. On Parallels doc, they say I have to disable SELinux to make shared folders work.

How do I disable SELinux on Fedora 11?

Another thing the documentation says (and it doesn't work as well) is to configure in fstab:

none /media/psf prl_fs default,share 0 0

But when I try to mount this unit, I get a wrong fs type message.

Does anybody knows what I should do?

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If you open /etc/selinux/config you will see a line that says:


change it to:


to disable SELinux.

An unknown filesystem type message means the parallels file system driver is not loaded. Can you paste the output of the lsmod command ?

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in fact prl_fs module is not installed. How do I install it? – Daniel Cukier Aug 27 '09 at 0:16
You need to install Parallels Tools – John T Aug 27 '09 at 0:39

Inside the VM, edit the file /etc/selinux/config SELINUX directive to disabled, like this:

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#       enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#       permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#       disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
#       targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
#       mls - Multi Level Security protection.
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