I am using Oracle LINUX5. I installed MySQL 5.1.73 community edition through RPM command and it was working. Now, I stop mysql by running below command:

$ mysqladmin -u root -ptmpassword shutdown

I did not get any message after executing the above command. When I run below command to start the service:

$ /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start

I got below message: Starting MySQL.Manager of pid-file quit without updating fi[FAILED]

Now, I am unable to connect MySQL database.

  • How can I start MySQL again?
  • What is the reason behind not starting the service?

1 Answer 1


I found my answer and I want to laugh on myself... What a silly mistake I did! Sharing this solution so that others can save their time. I just prefix sudo command in the below statement and mysql started.

$ sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start

Input password: Starting MySQL. I checked and found that MySQL is running by issuing below command:

$ mysqladmin -u root -pjoomla1 ping

mysqld is alive

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