For more details on operating system please read the Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) x64 image notes.
MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
The service version (shown in native reported format ) is:
# mysql --version mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.41, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.1
MySQL is configured to start at the VM boot time.
Before you can access the database from other computers in your network, you have to change its bind address. Note that this can be a security problem, because your database can be accessed by others computers than your own. Skip this step if the applications which require mysql are running on the same machine.
and change the line:
bind-address = localhost
to your own internal ip address e.g. 192.168.1.20
bind-address = 192.168.1.20
To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password' /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h ubuntu.domain.com password 'new-password'
Alternatively you can run:
which will also give you the option of removing the test
databases and anonymous user created by default. This is
strongly recommended for production servers. See the manual for more instructions.
You can start the MySQL daemon with:
cd /usr ; /usr/bin/mysqld_safe
or using rc.d script:
Please report any problems with the /usr/bin/mysqlbug script!
The latest information about MySQL is available on the web at