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Old 07-08-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy mysqladmin problem

i tried to set the root password for the Mysql by the command
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new password'

It gave me the following error:

/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed

what does the error mean and how do i resolve it ?
Old 07-08-2003, 12:55 PM   #2
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i think u should give somehting like this ..

mysqladmin -u root password 'root pass'

it should work.

then try with this
to start mysql

mysql -p
password (root pass)


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