If your /var/lib/mysql has files in it, you will need to clear them out. If you want to retain your mysq.user table, move /var/lib/mysql/mysql to ~/mysql
After you have cleared the directory and run the initialize command, you need to change ownership
I am nuts about books. I read on all kinds of topics. I attempt to review each book I read for the sake of my own enrichment as well as conversation starters with others.
You never know what you will find in an attic! Usually there is a hodgepodge of things buried under dust.
Most of what is included here are notes to myself. The majority of folks will not find interest in these posts.