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Old 11-14-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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I was trying to configur mysql but screwed it up. it wants a password , i never gave it a password.
could i reset the whole thing and start over.
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The default password is usually blank. Have you tried it?
Old 11-17-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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allison@bilbo:/etc/init.d$ mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 5.0.22-Debian_0ubuntu6.06.3-log
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.


mysql> use mysql;
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Database changed

mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("") where User='root';
Query OK, 5 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 5 Changed: 5 Warnings: 0

mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> exit
allison@bilbo:/etc/init.d$ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqldSTOPPING server
from pid file /var/run/mysqld/
mysqld_safe[16350]: ended
[1]+ Done sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables
allison@bilbo:/etc/init.d$ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
Starting MySQL database server: mysqld.
mysql -u root



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