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shubham_h
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VMware Workstation 14 Player (non - commercial) is not able boot it shows the error "failed to start MySQL Server "

I have been working on VMware workstation for quite a while, today I started my virtual machine and it is not able to boot.

first, it shows a black screen I waited for 15 minutes and then restarted it and then it is showing the following.

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this keeps on blinking... How can resolve this issue?

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wila
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Hi,

Login as root on that screen. (if it doesn't get past that one, open a TTY console via ctrl+alt+F1 .. or ctrl+alt+F2 etc...)

Then run the command it says you to run:

systemctl status mysql.service

and read why it has problems.

Btw, this is not a virtualisation problem, but just a MySQL or Linux issue.

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