For whatever reason my MySQL server crashed and I had to use mysql_install_db initialise mysql data directory.
This installation worked. However I have to start the server manually every time it reboots.
I have tried to run
sudo update-rc.d mysql defaults
"To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system"
$ sudo find / -name mysql.server
A thousand ways to kill a rat.The mysql server can be started manually by running the following commands:
sudo service mysql stop sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop sudo killall -KILL mysql mysqld_safe mysqld sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start sudo service mysql start
Automate these series of commands by putting them in Ubuntu rc.local file. A crontab at boot up may execute the commands prematurely.