Hi, I am new to mysql. I was trying to setup replication. Made changes to my.cnf On the server, did grant permissions and lock tables as mysql>grant replication slave on *.* to 'repl'@'%' identified by 'paswd'; mysql>flush tables with read loack; mysql>show master status This returned my an empty set I had not restarted mysql after changing the my.cnf so i shutdown mysql but forgot to unlock the tables before that. Now when I try to start mysql again it says: mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file mysql/data/shruti-lnx.pid ended What do i do? I dont want to reinstall mysql as another application is using it.