can't locate my.cnf under /etc
I have got a very strange case here and am wondering if anyone might be able to help me.
I have installed MySQL-5.1.63 on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. When I was about to start it by using the start-up script - mysql.server under /etc/init.d
I got an error saying "MySQL Manager or server PID file could not be found!"
Then, I quickly checked for my my.cnf file which resides at /etc. I have other my.cnf file which has been renamed to /etc/mysql/my.cnf.orig.
But what puzzles me is that when I run "$ locate" command, it returned a list but there is no /etc/my.cnf there. How could this happen? I can edit and save the /etc/my.cnf file with no problem. But wonder why it is not able to locate /etc/my.cnf but others. I have restarted the server for several times but still no luck.
I wonder what else I could try to fix this issue
Any help would be greatly appreciated.