[CentOS] mysql won't start with service, but starts with mysqld_safe

Sun Feb 5 00:15:40 UTC 2012
Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>

Just installed mysql on centos 6.2. When I try to start it with service I get:

#service mysqld start
MySQL Daemon failed to start.
Starting mysqld:                                           [FAILED]

Nothing at all is written to the error log.

But if I start it with mysqld_safe it comes up and works fine.

Anyone know what's going on here?