Originally Posted by Kustom42
Slow down here a second... You need to roll back your debian.cnf. The root password for MySQL is completely different.
Follow these steps for resetting your MySQL root password:
Thank you for your very quick reply unfortunately I am not getting far. I am trying to do thin under the Webmin command like.
> /etc/init.d/mysql stop
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service mysql stop
Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the stop(8) utility, e.g. stop mysql
> stop mysql
stop: Unknown instance: