I installed mySQL using
sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install python-mysqldb didn't notice any request for a password, perhaps I missed it as it took a long while. I cannot access mysql using mysql -u root -p as I don't have a password. Is there any way around this? I thought of reinstalling it but it says it is already the latest version. How do I remove it so I can reinstall and avidly wait for the password prompt?