denis@australia:~$ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l denis@australia:~$ chkconfig --list mysql mysql 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
But mysql runs on the startup anyway.
I'm guessing that the issue here is that checkconfig checks the old style init scripts, and you have a new upstart init script.
A bit more background - chkconfig works on old school init scripts - they're known as /etc/rc scripts, but the form used in ubuntu was /etc/init.d. In order to list scripts - according to this question on AU, the command you should be using instead of