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MySQL server not starting up

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http://serverfault.com – I have a server running CentOS 5.5 x86_64, and have recently installed MySQL Server via YUM, but when starting the server I get: [root@server etc]# service mysqld start Warning: World-writable config file '/etc/my.cnf' is ignored Warning: World-writable config file '/etc/my.cnf' is ignored Warning: World-writable config file '/etc/my.cnf' is ignored Warning: World-writable config file '/etc/my.cnf' is ignored Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon. Starting MySQL: [FAILED] My my.cnf looks like this: [mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysq (HowTos)