On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 05:38:51PM +0100, Justin Cassidy wrote: > I tried /etc/init.d/mysql start as well as many other methods of starting > mysql but it fails. Any suggestions? Mail the output of: bash -x /etc/init.d/mysql start Other than that, we cannot be *any* more specific, based on what you have told us. -- Thomas Adam -- "Frankly, Mr. Shankly, since you ask. You are a flatulent pain in the arse." -- Morrissey.