Connect to MySQL DB

# ubuntu package
sudo apt-get install -y libmysql-java

path: /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar

# download
wget http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/mysql/Downloads/Connector-J/mysql-connector-java-5.1.12.tar.gz -P /tmp

# extract
tar xzf /tmp/mysql-connector-java-5.1.12.tar.gz -C /tmp/

# copy to your classpath
cp /tmp/mysql-connector-java-5.1.12/mysql-connector-java-5.1.12-bin.jar ~/NetBeansProjects/classpath/

# Netbeans
add Library / Jar File
select
~/NetBeansProjects/classpath/mysql-connector-java-5.1.12-bin.jar

# create tatabase
create database java;
CREATE USER dbo_java IDENTIFIED BY 'java_test';
grant all on java.* to 'dbo_java'@'%' identified by "java_test"

# configure your mysql to allow acces from network
http://www.panticz.de/mysql

FIX missing driver
cp /usr/share/java/jtds-1.2.5.jar /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/YOUR_APP/WEB-INF/lib/

# Links
http://www.mysql.de/downloads/connector/j/
http://www.kitebird.com/articles/jdbc.html