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Old 02-20-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Angry Mysql server will not start using OS Suse 8.1

Hi all,

i already posted this thread in the newbie section but without any response. Hopefully somebody here can help.

i don't know what 2 do anymore so i thought i should give this board a try.
I justly installed a Suse 8.1 on a SCSI system. Everything is working fine except for Mysql. I can't get the d..... thing to run. It is not my first installation and i have done a binary Mysql install about a year ago. I thought i could be able to manage but this Suse version is really getting me frustrated.

Here the messages.

If i start mysql with mysqld & i get

" Fatal Error : Please read "Security" section of the manual to find out how to run mysql as root
In mysql error log i see this

"/usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't find file './mysql/host.frm' (errno 13)"

Well, thats about it, i tried to uninstall the mysql packages and do a fresh install, but via Yast2 Suse will not uninstall them.

Any ideas.

About 2 go nutts here!!!!

Thx in advance if so!

Old 02-22-2003, 06:41 PM   #2
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I'm not sure.. you'll have to check on this..

but I believe you will need to start mysql by going doing the following as root:

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

I believe any other way you start it will give you that error.. but I'm not sure. I have all my systems packed up right now.. I'm in the process of moving, buying a house.. and shacking up with friends..(who run windows...)

Anyway... once you start mysql with root.. it will start mysql with the user:group mysql:mysqld (I think those are right)

If this work.. and you want it to start at each boot.. just make the proper enteries in YaST or manually...

Hope this helps...


Last edited by BaerRS; 02-22-2003 at 06:43 PM.
Old 02-22-2003, 08:10 PM   #3
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Not too sure how SuSE 8.1 is doing it but they used to have links to all the startup scripts in the /sbin directory that looked something like 'rcmysql' which was a pointer to the /etc/init.d/mysql script. To use it you would just type in 'rcmysqld start'.
Old 03-06-2003, 04:00 AM   #4
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Angry SUSE 8.1 mySQL Startup SOCK error

If you just installed mySQL or SuSE 8.1 and can't connect to mySQL login as root and enter:
rcmysql start
your \var\lib\mysql\mysql.sock error should not appear anymore and mysqld will startup without telling you to go read the security section of the manual.


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