On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Web Thumper wrote:
> I am too just installing mySQL (although I am using RedHat 5.1), but I am having
> problems accessing the the server after its installed. Here is a post that I
> sent off to comp.os.linux.misc a couple of days ago:
> I am trying to get mySQL installed on Linux 5.1 and after the rpm install of
> the server, client, and development packages when I try to issue the
> "mysqladmin shutdown" command, I get the following error:
> mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)'
> What does this mean? Where is it getting the localhost from, is this just the
> default? How can I change this...do I want to change this? Did I miss
> something when installing Linux (I am newbie to Linux...I've worked with UNIX for
> over 6 years).
> Not sure if this is the right news group for this question, but I did not see
> a mySQL news group out there....and I did see some posts in this news group
> regarding mySQL.
> I forgot to mention in the above post that the mysqld daemon is up and running (3
> processes) and I got no errors during rpm installation (from the console).
> I have some mySQL docs and the first thing is says to do is make sure that you
> can "mysqladmin shutdown" the daemon...ugh, I can't even do that at this point,
> let along do the "mysql_install_db"...or "mysqladmin -u root password
> 'new-password'" stuff.
> Thanks for any help to this newbie on getting mySQL installed AND running!
> Scott Dinn
Scott, all this info is in the MySQL docs. RTFM.
Please view the very bottom of the posts, there is something saying:
Please check "http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_toc.html"