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hey thanks for the help... Ya i am trying to start it w/ "mysqld_safe &" and also "mysqld_safe -user-mysql &" but it doesn't go... I think the answer lies in what markus was saying. When I look into the .err file it reads:
hey guys I got it. I did a little chowning and chgrping and it worked.
to be exact: chown root /usr/local/mysql
chown mysql /usr/local/mysql/var
chgrp mysql /usr/local/mysql
started it up and set my password and stuff is now running great. Thanks for your guys' help i would have never found out w/o ya.. Thanks marcos for the tip on the error message. I will have to remember that one. THANKS AGAIN.