> Sasha Pachev wrote:
> > > > > mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> > > > > error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Did you run mysql_install_db ?
> > > Yes... and not just once!
> > >
> > > > Did you set the root password?
> > > >
> > > I tried. This is another case in point where I get the error...
> > > mysqladmin -u root password 'newpassword'
> > Let's do this:
> > killall mysqld
> > /path/to/safe_mysqld --skip-grant
> > mysql mysql
> > update user set password = password('BigSecret') where user = 'root';
> > exit
> > mysqladmin shutdown
> > /path/to/mysql.server start
> > Now you should be able to connect as root with the password of BigSecret
> Ugghhh. Thanks for the suggestion, but I get stopped at the second line
> (see the ^'s) with the same error message:
> error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)'
> --EdB <edb@stripped>
Can you repeat what I have suggested and just copy and paste everything
you type along with all the responses from the shell.
What I have suggested will not work if you type it exactly like I did
without making the changes appropriate for your system and especially if
you ingore error messages and continue typing away. For example,
/path/to MUST be replaced with the actual path where the program is
installed. If you get an error such as "command not found" you need to
stop and figure out why it happened before proceeding.