> Now, would someone please explain *why* this worked and all my other attempts
> didn't? Was it because of file permissions? or the linux user id? or that I
> put a passwork on the mysql root account? or that I changed the ownership of the
> data file? or that I took out some spaces on the data file? Or, ... ?
What did *you* do differently this time?
Obviously the user is different, but what about permissions? What were
they before? 644 should have worked previously but since we don't know
what they were before we can't tell you.
It has nothing to do with the mysql password or the spaces in the file.