Skip the -p.
You have no current password .
Jay Paulson wrote:
>I'm trying to change the root password for mysql. This is the first time
>I've tried to change the password and I can't get it to work. Below is the
>error message I get:
>[root@localhost bin]# ./mysqladmin -u root -p password 'new-password'
>./mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
>error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)'
>I've looked at the manual and it doesn't say much that I've already done.
>I've also looked up the --skip-grant-tables but the only mysqld file I have
>to run is in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory and it doesn't take
>the --skip-grant-tables flag. So I'm at a lost at what to do next.