I too am getting hung up on initializing the core MySQL database. Here's what I'm seeing:
[localhost:/usr/local/mysql] root# sudo ./scripts/mysql_install_db
Installing all prepared tables
020509 12:11:49 ./bin/mysqld: Shutdown Complete
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[localhost:/usr/local/mysql] root# sudo chown -R mysql /usr/local/mysql
[localhost:/usr/local/mysql] root# sudo ./bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &
[localhost:/usr/local/mysql] root# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data
020509 12:12:48 mysqld ended
I'm also loosing the command prompt at this point. I've tried running this several times with the same results.
Sorry about redundantly posting about this problem but I haven't found a solution to this from others comments. Any insight would be appreciated.