MAJOR DUMB USER - I messedup when setting MySQL root password HELP

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ThE-LyNX, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. ThE-LyNX

    ThE-LyNX New Member

    Yup i know i'm DUMB, REAL DUMB

    During the CentOS perfect install at the point of setting the MySQL password i entered a random password (generated for me and saved).

    But the problem is the password contained control chars that i didnt notice.

    End result ----- root password is set but i dont know what it is.

    Can someone please help.

    I have tried several 'change forgotten root password' pages on the net but none have worked.

    The db is empty so i have no problems deleting MySQL and starting that bit again but how do i do that ??????

    I tried 'yum remove mysql mysql-devel mysql-server' then 'yum install mysql mysql-devel mysql-server' but password seems to still be set.

    HEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ThE-LyNX

    ThE-LyNX New Member

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