Problem when starting MySQL shipped with Fedora 7

Hi experts,
  When I tried to start the MySQL that was shipped with Fedora 7, I got the "[ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table '' doesn't exist".
  I am not sure what to do about this. Could you please tell me what I should do to start this?

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You need to edit the my.ini file propably located in /etc/ or /etc/mysql and set the paramter that you are missing.

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michaelzhou23Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply.
I went through the forum link ownesleftfoot provided. However, the datadir in my.cnf is /var/lib/mysql, which is the default one.
I cannot find the my.ini file using the whereis command. Also could you be more specific as what parameters to set?
I am a total newbie to Linux so i guess there needs some time for me to wrap up some basic stuff.
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