EDIT: Look at the checkmarked answer comments to get your issue solved.
Whenever I try to start the SQLD service I get MySQL Daemon Failed to Start. I infact tried to "start" the service by doing the following:
service mysqld start
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
#2002 Cannot log in to the MySQL server
131201 13:05:07 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid ended
131201 13:18:18 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
131201 13:18:18 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
/usr/libexec/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/plugin.frm' (errno: 13)
131201 13:18:18 [ERROR] Can't open the mysql.plugin table. Please run mysql_upgrade to create it.
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
131201 13:18:18 InnoDB: Operating system error number 13 in a file operation.
InnoDB: The error means mysqld does not have the access rights to
InnoDB: the directory.
InnoDB: File name ./ibdata1
InnoDB: File operation call: 'open'.
InnoDB: Cannot continue operation.
131201 13:18:18 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid ended
Looking for 'mysql' as: mysql
Looking for 'mysqlcheck' as: mysqlcheck
FATAL ERROR: Upgrade failed
The most likely cause for this error is that your mysql server is not running. When you type in
mysql you are executing mysql client.
# sudo service mysql start # mysql
Update (after OP included log in the question; taken from the comments below):
Thanks, saw your log. The log is saying the mysql user doesn't have proper access rights. I'm assuming your mysql user is mysql(this can be verified in
chown -R mysql:mysql /var/lib/mysql
and try starting