mysql not starting after bumping up memory just a little bit

After changing the variables of MySQL, it does not start.

All I did was bump up the memory limits a little bit.

This is a screen dump of the non-starting mysql screen:

I looked in my mysql logs and they are all empty and 0 bytes…anyone?


You may want to try starting MySQL from the command line to see if it generates any messages.

You can do that by logging into your server as root over SSH, and running this command:

/etc/init.d/mysql start

thanks for your reply…this is what I get:

Last login: Tue Nov 5 01:21:55 2013 from
root@server:~# /etc/init.d/mysql start
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service mysql start

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the start(8) utility, e.g. start mysql
start: Job failed to start