I had to reboot in the middle of a large data import. I only have one mysql database, which has now been corrupted.
How can I completely remove mysql and reinstall it? I've tried
apt-get purge mysql-server, then removing
/var/lib/mysql/* and reinstalling, but
apt-get does not prompt me for a root name and password nor does it recreate the
/var/lib/mysql files. How can I reinstall?