I have a chrooted 10.04 LTS installation on a NAS, it works great but breaks Upstart very badly. MySQL only works via Upstart these days, so I created a workaround to start like this:
dtach -n /opt/svc/screens/mysql.dtach /usr/sbin/mysqld
However, I consider this very evil. Is there a better way to start MySQL server other than Upstart?