2 things --
1) Permissions on your /mysql/data/ directory.
User mysql needs to have ownership, group mysql needs to have ownership as well.
shell> groupadd mysql
shell> useradd -g mysql mysql
shell> chown -R root /path/to/mysql/.
shell> chown -R mysql /path/to/mysql/data/.
shell> chgrp -r mysql /path/to/mysql/.
2) Check the <hostname>.err file. It will tell you why you are getting those errors.
likely the permissions.
From: Jason Williard [mailto:jason@stripped]
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:33 PM
Subject: Unable to start MySQL
I have been trying to install and run MySQL on a Redhat Enterprise machine.
The installation appears to go just fine, but when I go to run it, MySQL doesn't startup.
what I have done so far:
./configure --with-openssl=/usr/local/ssl --with-openssl-includes=/usr/local/ssl/include
--with-openssl-libs=/usr/local/ssl/lib --with-isam --with-archive-storage-engine
--with-csv-storage-engine make && make install /usr/bin/mysql_install_db
After doing the above, I tried running MySQL with the following commands:
/usr/bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &
Each of these resulted in this sort of response:
[root@web11-ev1 usr]# /usr/bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &  14204
[root@web11-ev1 usr]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
050215 11:31:25 mysqld ended
+ Done /usr/bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql
Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
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