I think there's an option for starting the daemon while bypassing the GRANT tables. Yeah, there is --skip-grant-tables So I'm thinking that as Linux root you could kill the daemon, then restart it skipping the grants. Then you could re-apply the grants as appropriate. Haven't tried this. Attempt at your own risk -j On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 11:26 AM, Jay Blanchard wrote: > I seem to have no privileges at all. Guess it's time to copy the initial > distribution files.