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Okay, he clearly stated that he doesn't have a /var/lib/mysql so this means he hasn't created the initial databases and corrected the ownerships.. so its going to fail each and everytime when starting til he does those steps I previously mentioned.. then he can use that script if he chooses to do so.
hells bells - trickykid - u saved my ass - i did the same stupid mistake setting up mysql as root and the chmod -R solved the problem for me too - well - at least i am not getting any errors like i did - now on to brand new errors (if there is some) - -