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From:Carlos Proal Date:May 14 2009 10:31pm
Subject:Re: Password Reset Not Working
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Hi Carlos

Try this

mysql>  update user set password=password('letmein') where user='root';


This way the password is saved encrypted, thats the way is compared when 
you try to log in.

Carlos

On 5/14/2009 5:28 PM, Carlos Williams wrote:
> I noticed today that I strangely was unable to login to MySQL as root.
> I just assumed I forgot the password and decided to reset my root
> password:
>
> 1 - /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
>
> 2 - mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &
>
> 3 - mysql -u root
>
> 4 - mysql> use mysql;
>
> mysql> mysql> update user set password='letmein' where user='root';
> Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.00 sec)
> Rows matched: 2  Changed: 2  Warnings: 0
>
> mysql> flush privileges;
>
> mysql> quit
>
> 5 - /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
>
> *Now after I do all that, I get the following:*
>
> mysql -u root -p
> Enter password:
> ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using
> password: YES)
>
> I have done this over and over and can't login so I am wondering if
> something is wrong with MySQL or am I just not properly resetting the
> password...
>
> Someone please help!
>
>   

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Password Reset Not WorkingCarlos Williams15 May
  • Re: Password Reset Not WorkingCarlos Proal15 May
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      • Re: Password Reset Not WorkingCarlos Proal15 May
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          • Re: Password Reset Not WorkingCarlos Proal15 May
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