Starting MySQL at bootup

Gerard Seibert gerard-seibert at
Tue Jun 14 11:10:21 GMT 2005

This is probably a dumb question, but I will ask it anyway.

I have 'mysql' installed. From what I have deduced from the documentation, 
I should start it using 'mysqld_safe'. I am assuming that I would use the 
syntax 'mysqld_safe &' to force the program into the background upon 
starting. What I can not seem to figure out is how to get the program to 
start automatically upon boot up.


Gerard Seibert
gerard-seibert at

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