I have a VPS running Fedora 16 (upgraded from 15). Mysql was installed and working until recently.

Now I can't get the mysql service started.

when I try

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

I get the error

/etc/init.d/mysqld: No such file or directory

I have uninstalled and installed mysql several times

yum install mysql mysql-server

but the service still isn't available


MySQL in Fedora no longer has a SysV initscript; you should be using the service command to control it instead:

service mysqld start
  • doing a service mysqld start I get the following error: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Failed to connect to socket /org/freedesktop/systemd1/private: Connection refused – Pierre Apr 13 '12 at 13:41
  • 1
    You're running it as root, correct? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 13 '12 at 13:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.