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I could not find an example of this error in various searches.
Any help would be appreciated.
Sorry the 3 post requirement prevented me from including a few of
the output lines preceeding the ...FAILED line as they included
[root@localhost etc]# rpm -ivf MySQL-server-standard-4.1.21-0.rhel3.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
then ran mysqladmin as suggested and received the following..
[root@localhost ~]# /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password password
/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)'
Thanks for your replies so far. I appreciate the help.
I can tell you that MYSQL fails to start during Fedora boot. AFter that I have started it in safe mode and reset the root password. Below are the steps I took
mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &
[root@localhost ~]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
mysql -uroot mysql
mysql> UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD("password") WHERE user="root"; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
logged back in with root and new password.
Then from the Service panel...Stopped and the Started mysql.
It said it was successfully started, though it took a while.
A retry of the logon gave me that failure. So it appears it did not actually start.
Anyway if you have some idea of why it fails on boot and on startup from the Services panel, that would be great.
Below is the my.cnf
Thanks again for the help so far.
# Example MySQL config file for large systems.
# This is for a large system with memory = 512M where the system runs mainly
# You can copy this file to
# /etc/my.cnf to set global options,
# mysql-data-dir/my.cnf to set server-specific options (in this
# installation this directory is /var/lib/mysql) or
# ~/.my.cnf to set user-specific options.
# In this file, you can use all long options that a program supports.
# If you want to know which options a program supports, run the program
# with the "--help" option.
# The following options will be passed to all MySQL clients
password = password
port = 3306
socket = /tmp/mysql/mysql.sock
# Here follows entries for some specific programs
# The MySQL server
port = 3306
socket = /tmp/mysql/mysql.sock
key_buffer = 256M
max_allowed_packet = 1M
table_cache = 256
sort_buffer_size = 1M
read_buffer_size = 1M
read_rnd_buffer_size = 4M
myisam_sort_buffer_size = 64M
thread_cache_size = 8
# Try number of CPU's*2 for thread_concurrency
thread_concurrency = 8
# Don't listen on a TCP/IP port at all. This can be a security enhancement,
# if all processes that need to connect to mysqld run on the same host.
# All interaction with mysqld must be made via Unix sockets or named pipes.
# Note that using this option without enabling named pipes on Windows
# (via the "enable-named-pipe" option) will render mysqld useless!
# Replication Master Server (default)
# binary logging is required for replication
# required unique id between 1 and 2^32 - 1
# defaults to 1 if master-host is not set
# but will not function as a master if omitted
server-id = 1
# Replication Slave (comment out master section to use this)
# To configure this host as a replication slave, you can choose between
# two methods :
# 1) Use the CHANGE MASTER TO command (fully described in our manual) -
# the syntax is:
# CHANGE MASTER TO MASTER_HOST=<host>, MASTER_PORT=<port>,
# MASTER_USER=<user>, MASTER_PASSWORD=<password> ;
# where you replace <host>, <user>, <password> by quoted strings and
# <port> by the master's port number (3306 by default).
# CHANGE MASTER TO MASTER_HOST='125.564.12.1', MASTER_PORT=3306,
# MASTER_USER='joe', MASTER_PASSWORD='secret';
# 2) Set the variables below. However, in case you choose this method, then
# start replication for the first time (even unsuccessfully, for example
# if you mistyped the password in master-password and the slave fails to
# connect), the slave will create a master.info file, and any later
# change in this file to the variables' values below will be ignored and
# overridden by the content of the master.info file, unless you shutdown
# the slave server, delete master.info and restart the slaver server.
# For that reason, you may want to leave the lines below untouched
# (commented) and instead use CHANGE MASTER TO (see above)
# required unique id between 2 and 2^32 - 1
# (and different from the master)
# defaults to 2 if master-host is set
# but will not function as a slave if omitted
#server-id = 2
# The replication master for this slave - required
#master-host = <hostname>
# The username the slave will use for authentication when connecting
# to the master - required
#master-user = <username>
# The password the slave will authenticate with when connecting to
# the master - required
#master-password = <password>
# The port the master is listening on.
# optional - defaults to 3306
#master-port = <port>
# binary logging - not required for slaves, but recommended
# Point the following paths to different dedicated disks
#tmpdir = /tmp/
#log-update = /path-to-dedicated-directory/hostname
# Uncomment the following if you are using BDB tables
#bdb_cache_size = 64M
#bdb_max_lock = 100000
# Uncomment the following if you are using InnoDB tables
#innodb_data_home_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
#innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend
#innodb_log_group_home_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
#innodb_log_arch_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
# You can set .._buffer_pool_size up to 50 - 80 %
# of RAM but beware of setting memory usage too high
#innodb_buffer_pool_size = 256M
#innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 20M
# Set .._log_file_size to 25 % of buffer pool size
#innodb_log_file_size = 64M
#innodb_log_buffer_size = 8M
#innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 1
#innodb_lock_wait_timeout = 50
max_allowed_packet = 16M
# Remove the next comment character if you are not familiar with SQL