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I installed a new Mysql server version 5.1 on machine which was running on 5.0. Now when I try to start the mysql server using command service mysql start it gives me an error start: Job failed to start. I even checked if the my.cnf is present or not. It does exist and it is accessible.

Even when i try to run it in safe mode it does not start. When I checked the status of server it says mysql stop/waiting.

Help always appreciated !!! Thanks !

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