Errors starting/restarting mysqld

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Ran service mysqld status and received:
MySQL is running but PID file could not be found[FAILED]'
  • Ran service mysql restart and received:
'ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • MySQL

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