Thursday, December 26, 2013

How To Fix [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table '' doesn't exist

Time to time on new installs of MySQL I encounter this error which is luckily very easy to fix.

From the command line simply run:
mysql_install_db --user=mysql
You may also encounter this error in part when trying to start/stop/restart the service and see:
ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found!
...which usually reveals itself in the err log in /var/lib/mysql