badbison:~# ls -la /var/run/mysqld/
drwxr-xr-x *2 mysql root *4096 2011-08-01 13:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root *root *4096 2011-08-01 13:01 ..
-rw-rw---- *1 mysql mysql * *5 2011-08-01 13:01 mysqld.pid
srwxrwxrwx *1 mysql mysql * *0 2011-08-01 13:01 mysqld.sock
I haven't copied any configuration files over. Just created A new slave and joiined it to the master using expert mode.
The data centre said they would connect the old hard drive to the new vm, but I don't think they meant to integrate withthe new os, just to retrieve data. I think. As it happens I've still not managed to find the connection.