[thelist] MySQL and Ubuntu8.04

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 07:21:22 CDT 2008

> Ok I am trying to access my MySQL account via SSH. however i can access mysql through a guest account just by typing mysql in the terminal but i cant do anything,
> and when i try to sudo in it just wont have any of it,
> i have tried typing the following
> mysql -u root -p
> and then used my own password or just the word password to log into it, however it keeps saying permission denied.
> is there like a base password to use, i have also tried just not typing in a password but it never lets me on. and also doesnt let me on if i omit the -p from the statement.

When you install MySQL you should have been given the opportunity to
specify the password for the root. If not, I would consider just
reinstalling it. So long as you don't have any data.

Beyond that, I would say to Google and see if there is a way to reset
the root password.

GOod luck

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