Anybody know how I can "reset" my mysql server..? i'd rather not have to rebuild the system, but about a month ago the mysql server just wouldn't start up one day. now when i try to use init.d to restart the server, i get a [fail] message.
i'm using ubuntu 8.04 basic lamp setup.
it's okay if i lose the contents of the existing mysql database. i just want to re-initialize the server process from scratch. everything i search for on resetting mysql server is about root password resets (not the issue i'm having).