Hi, I installed mysql on my ubuntu jaunty server using: Code: sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev i also installed some other stuff later on. When I was done configuring my server, I tried to connect, but was unable to. I started getting errors about how 'root'@'localhost' (or anyone for that matter) was able to log in. I reinstalled and the same thing happened again. I searched online for several solutions and they suggested that I remove /etc/mysql then do: Code: sudo apt-get --purge remove mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev and then install again. I tried starting the service, but it failed saying that it couldn't load /etc/mysql/my.cnf. I did a directory listing of /etc/mysql and only found 2 files in it. debian.cnf and debian-start. Now I am so confused. If possible, can you tell me how to properly fix this and get mysql working on my ubuntu jaunty server? Thanks, Kevin.