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Posted by: Shuja Khan
Date: May 27, 2008 09:06AM

1. root password to mysql db is lost

MYSQL info:
1. I am using mysql db as an RPM based install (during OS install).
2. version: mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.54, for redhat-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.1
3. OS version: #1 SMP Wed Dec 26 08:30:41 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Recovery attempts:
1. we have tried the following method to recover mysql password.

a. stoped mysql, /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
b. create a text file abc.txt with following contents

UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('1234') WHERE User='root';

c. mysqld_safe --init-file=/root/abc.txt &
d. When executed following is printed on screen

--->Start of output
[root@server ~]# mysqld_safe --init-file=/root/abc.txt &
[1] 20454
[root@server ~]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysqld/
080527 15:20:48 mysqld ended

[1]+ Done mysqld_safe --init-file=/root/abc.txt
[root@server ~]#
--->>> end of output

Still we are unable to logon to our mysql as root. We cannot create tables, users, etc, but standard users can logon using their username & password but not the root.

Please help recover lost root password for mysqldb

Thanks in advance for your kind help


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2008 09:09AM by Shuja Khan.

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