Resetting root password for MySQL problems (Mac OS X Lion)

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http://serverfault.com – I've been trying to reset the root password, and have been following these instructions: http://www.coolestguyplanet.net/how-to-change-the-mysql-root-password/ However, when I use the command: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables I receive the following output: 111217 10:00:42 mysqld_safe Logging to '/usr/local/mysql/data/******-********-MacBook-Pro.local.err'. 111217 10:00:42 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe: line 107: /usr/local/mysql/data/********-********-MacBook-Pro.local.err: Permission deni (HowTos)