>> I'm trying to run mysql_upgrade but I get:
>> # mysql_upgrade
>> Looking for 'mysql' as: mysql
>> Looking for 'mysqlcheck' as: mysqlcheck
>> Running 'mysqlcheck' with connection arguments: '--port=3306'
>> mysqlcheck: Got error: 1045: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
>> (using password: NO) when trying to connect
>> FATAL ERROR: Upgrade failed
>> I've also tried specifying my root password with --password and also
>> specifying -u mysql but it still fails with error 1045. My
>> /etc/passwd file looks like there is no password for user mysql. What
>> else should I try?
> You should use the password for the _MySQL_ root user, which is _not_ stored
> in /etc/passwd, but within MySQL.
> / Carsten
Thanks everyone. I got mysqld to start with --skip-grant-tables by
adding skip-grant-tables to /etc/mysql/my.cnf and restarting mysql.
mysql_upgrade ran without a problem.