I have used 'sudo apt-get install mysql-server', and it asks me if I want to install 2 files.
mysql-server is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
I enter Y (for yes)
The configure window pops up asking to set the root password. I enter it, and it continues the install.
All goes well...Until;
120420 14:47:45 InnoDB: Starting shutdown... 120420 14:47:46 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 1595685 start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any help appreciated.