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Old 04-20-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: archlinux
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Angry MySQL won't start "Can't open privilege tables"

Ok, thanks for helping me out. This is my problem...

I'm trying to set mysql up on rh9, a binary install, not from rpm.
I've done everything the manual said. (created the sl, set permissions, made the users and the group.)

I've also had this problem before:
MySQL could not start. I've solved it by modifying the permissions and setting the group right in the

Now i'm getting this when i try to run mysqld with this command
./bin/mysqld (as mysql user),
because it won't let me do it as root and the
./bin/safe_mysql --user=mysql [&]
does not yeld any useful debugging info.

the output i get is this:

[root@kvazar mysql]# su mysql
bash-2.05b$ ./bin/mysqld
040420 22:04:28  InnoDB: Started
040420 22:04:28  Fatal error: Can't open privilege tables: Can't find file: './mysql/host.frm' (errno: 13)
040420 22:04:28  Aborting

040420 22:04:28  InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
040420 22:04:30  InnoDB: Shutdown completed
040420 22:04:30  ./bin/mysqld: Shutdown Complete



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