Pid file quit without updating file
My SQL is not running, but lock file (/var/lock/subsys/mysql) exists while checking the status of mysql.In this case you just need to remove the lock file /var/lock/subsys/mysql then try restarting the mysql service again, Sometimes you will again see an error The server quit without updating PID file.What about all the settings that you have in the My SQL file?If you are running a My SQL server correctly, then you will have very important variables set in that file.
This is a fairly generic error so more investigation should be completed.
Trying to restart: A quick trip to Google took me on to a couple of articles - which described different problems, or OS Specific things.
Several referred to "Google Hell" on this subject, so let me add my own 2 cents worth in case you've arrived here from Google Hell!
So you need to comment the line by editing the file and start mqsql.
But then after that, the PID file gets deleted and the err file either shows up again if deleted or just removes my ownership. Is there another work around for installing My SQL on OS X Mavericks? I now have a macbook with Mountain Lion and everything works perfectly.
This time you need to locate the mysql process and kill it.