Howto tell fc4 not to load mysql

Nat Gross nat101l at
Mon Jan 23 18:47:12 UTC 2006

On 1/23/06, Nat Gross <nat101l at> wrote:
> On a test server, we managed to crash mysql to a point where I
> couldn't even kill the pid. Furthermore, on a forced shutdown, fc4
> failed (timeout) to stop the service.
> The problem: upon reboot, fc4 just sits and waits when trying to
> startup (after the 'enabling swap space' line), undoubtly when trying
> to start mysql.
> The good news is that I can ssh into the box (started squid that way).
> I would like to shutdown/reboot without mysql. I simply don't know
> where in the etc<g> I tell the box not to try start mysql, for now.
> Later, after I elimenate the file causing the mysql problem, I would
> like to re-activate it again.

Thanks to everyone that responded.
I was a bit surprised when 'chkconfig mysql off' did NOT work.
'chkconfig mysqld off' DID work.
System rebooted fine.
Thanks again to all.

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