I completed the steps needed to uninstall mysql completely and somehow mysql is always there even when I uninstall all of the packages. Not to mention that whether I am trying to run mysql, it fails due to this error : https://prnt.sc/fp14en

So I am stuck here, help please

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  • Check /var/log/mysql/error.log and your service provider's logs (usually via service mysql status. Jun 28, 2017 at 6:58
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    There is no error in the screenshot? Jun 28, 2017 at 10:22

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Two things you can try:

# mysql -h localhost 
# mysql -h localhost -u root

To completely remove mysql do:

#  apt-get remove  mysql-server-5.5
  • remove will not remove the mysql server completely. This will not help with troubleshooting either. Jun 29, 2017 at 7:59

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