[mythtv-users] MYMsql ERRORS

Paul Barker myth at sixtimesnine.net
Tue Jun 21 06:59:15 UTC 2005

ian swanson wrote:
<snip good advice about starting mysql>

> When i /etc/init.d/mysqld start, it says:
> chown: 'mysql :mysql' : invalid user
> chown: 'mysql :mysql' : invalid user
> Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
> Starting MySQL:        [FAILED]
> When I /sbin/chkconfig mysqld on.. it appears to work.
> When I try to run any part of Mythtv, it says 2005-06-20 08:10:32.726 
> New DB connection, total
> : 1.
>                                 Thanks for any help, Ian.
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The chown errors suggest that you don't have the mysql user and group on 
your system. If you installed from rpm or similar I'm surprised they 
didn't get created by the install. I would try either reinstalling mysql 
from apt / yum / source / whatever, or just try creating the user and 

groupadd mysql
useradd -g mysql mysql

Then try the init script again.

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