MySQL is not installed by GPL script

We have installed on a server several times the both with 6.0 CentOS and 5.5 CentOS. mySQL is not installed. The message below says it all. We are very puzzled. Never happened before. Suggestions welcome.

"MySQL does not appear to be installed and running on your system, or has not yet been set up properly in Webmin's MySQL Database module."

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If you go to Webmin (on the left menu) -> Servers -> MySQL Database , does it report that MySQL is running, and if not what problem does it report?

MySQL is not running on your system - database list could not be retrieved.

Click this button to start the MySQL database server on your system with the command /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld start. This Webmin module cannot administer the database until it is started.

Then... Failed to start database :

Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon. Starting MySQL: [FAILED]

The problem appears to be either that it's not able to start MySQL, or that there's a MySQL process running that's not working properly.

What output does this command produce:

ps auxw | grep mysql

Also, what does this show:

rpm -qa | grep mysql

Perhaps it is a hardware issue?? We installed the script on different hardware with no issues. Well... not the same issues. We don't have to build on this hardware and rather than running our heads in the wall we will just not. Thanks for your help regardless. - Scott