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Old 11-08-2003, 11:49 PM   #1
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why I got "Access denied for user: 'root@localhost'"

I had not given hostname or ip address during my initial installation of Redhat 9. MySQL was up and running and I was able to connect to MySQL instance after my Redhat 9 initial starting up, and even I startup OS many times later.
Then I use 'neat' command to change hostname and IP address and reboot my Redhat 9, the os up and running including MySQL DB. However, I got message of "Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)" when I tried to logon to MySQL instance by using user either 'mysql' or 'root'. Please anyone tell me how to fix it !! TKS, TKS.

Old 11-09-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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log in as root, type
mysql -p
or sth like
/usr/bin/mysql -p

this should give u a prompt to enter the password


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