Greetings,

I posted this in a few different places at the MySQL site forums with no responses so I thought I would try with other bright folks like yourselves. If you need additional information please ask.

I have installed MySQL 5.1.42 onto a fresh VM (using VM Ware) running CentOS 5.4.
(MySQL-server-5.1.42-0.glibc23.i386.rpm) Correct version to install?

I ran ps -A to confirm the service was up and running.

15840 ? 00:00:00 mysqld_safe
15895 ? 00:00:00 mysqld

I attempted to initially log in using "mysqld -u root"

**
100120 17:11:00 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11
InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process
InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files.
100120 17:11:00 InnoDB: Retrying to lock the first data file.

**Then this repeats around 30 times.
InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11
InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process
InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files.

**Finally...
100120 17:06:32 InnoDB: Operating system error number 11 in a file operation.
InnoDB: Error number 11 means 'Resource temporarily unavailable'.
InnoDB: Some operating system error numbers are described at
InnoDB: (MySQL URL ref)
InnoDB: Could not open or create data files.
InnoDB: If you tried to add new data files, and it failed here,
InnoDB: you should now edit innodb_data_file_path in my.cnf back
InnoDB: to what it was, and remove the new ibdata files InnoDB created
InnoDB: in this failed attempt. InnoDB only wrote those files full of
InnoDB: zeros, but did not yet use them in any way. But be careful: do not
InnoDB: remove old data files which contain your precious data!
100120 17:06:32 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' init function returned error.
100120 17:06:32 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.
100120 17:06:32 [ERROR] Can't start server: Bind on TCP/IP port: Address already in use
100120 17:06:32 [ERROR] Do you already have another mysqld server running on port: 3306 ?
100120 17:06:32 [ERROR] Aborting

100120 17:06:32 [Note] mysqld: Shutdown complete

Any thoughts?

Thank you.