Originally posted by CurlyMo
What does this mean and how do i get passed it:
Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)
IIRC the version of MySQL that ships with Slackware doesn't have the initial databases created. Take a look at http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Post-installation.html
I think you'll need to run the mysql_install_db script to create that database that holds the details of users like root. You might want to try specifying a blank password, or just use mysql
without the -p
option so it doesn't try to use a password. This password is completely seperate from the usual root password.
I take it that mysql is running? Can you see it in your process list? (ps -ef)
At the risk of saying RTFM - MySQL isn't that difficult to get running but its really worth carefully reading the available documentation, especially the bits on post installation setup and on user account creation.