MySQL doesn't own the files.
chown -R mysql /var/lib/mysql
>Errno 13 on starting mysqld
>I am using SUSE 8.0
>on a 586 computer
>I installed MYSQL 3.23.48 from the Suse-CD (By the while four times)
>At first I was running (as described in
>"rcmysql start" as root from /var/lib/mysql/ (and later from /usr/bin/)
>Console messages were:
> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
> mysql ended
>contents of /var/lib/mysql.log were
> 020605 13:07:02 mysqld started
> 020605 13:07:02 /usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/host.frm'
> (errno: 13)
> 020605 13:07:02 mysqld ended