Hello, I have MySQL 5.5.27, Source Distribution (which i inherited), running on CentOS 6.3. I ran into corruption on my federated DB, specifically on one of the partitioned tables. I am in a situation now where MySQL is looping with assertion failures because I renamed the corrupted partition.....and MySQL never starts. I have tried the innodb_force_recovery options..but none seem to make a difference as MySQL still just loops and wont start. I have plenty of good backups...but cant apply them. Any ideas of what i should try next? thank you.