Ubuntu Servers :: Trying To Reset Mysql Root Password
Oct 14, 2010
I have forgotton my root password for mysql. I followed some instructions on a website and now I am not sure what i have done?Basically, when I now try and start mysql I get a notification that i have converted the init script to an upstart. I dont know what this means.
Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an Upstart job, you may also use the start( utility, e.g. start mysql mysql start/running, process 20301.
I have forgotten my root password for MySQL, what can I do to recover it, I've found a few guides but they don't work on the newer versions of Ubuntu.I am running on Ubuntu 10.04 server so MySQL is an upstart job so the methods I've seen with launching it without the access checks haven't worked for me
I forgot my root password for mysql, and after some searching I found several solutions to fix it. But none of them seem to work.I tried this article http://ubuntu.flowconsult.at/en/mysq...root-password/ with starting mysql with the --skip-grant-tables option. The problem is that nothing happens, it just hangs.Also tried the the --init-file option, that one runs fine, at least it returned to the command line. But the sql query in the file to which it point doesnt seem to do anything. The password wasn't changed to the one I specified in the sql file.Any idea what could be going on here, and how I could fix it?
for resetting the root user's password. Actually, I am using www.linuxzoo.net for online practice of Linux and have MySQL installed on it. But I forgot the password I set. There was no password by default set for the root user. So, I just trying setting a password last week. Now I am not getting what I did.
I am trying to set up a webserver with apache, mysql and php on a old pentrium 4 computer. When I tried to setup my MySQL password, I created a password with punctuation in it. MySQL didn't want the password and gave some error about BASH. I tried changing my password again but now I constantly get the error that I am unable to login. I tried all the possibilities with the password I entered before but i just can't login to MySQL anymore. I found some help sites on how to reset your password by running MySQL in the safe mode but that didn't work for me. Can anyone help me resetting my password? Next time i'll use a pass without punctuation Every help is much appreciated! BTW, I also tried uninstalling MySQL with yum (yum remove mysql) and it uninstalled, but when I installed it again the password was still there
Using 11.04, and just installed mysql 5.1.54 using synaptic
I was following the instructions here and the installation when fine,
except that I never got a screen to set the root password.
When I try to set the password using these instructions, following either
"If you have never set a root password for MySQL" $ mysqladmin -u root password NEWPASSWORD
OR, since the first method failed me, then: "However, if you want to change (or update) a root password, then you need to use following command" $ mysqladmin -u root -p'oldpassword' password newpass
Either way, it fails. Question:
1) why am I not being prompted to set a root password during installation?
2) what can I do now to fix this??
I am trying to learn Mysql, so don't presume I know anything about command syntax (cookbook instructions) For example, the first command above,I tried with with NEWPASSWORD in quotes, and then without. Likewise for the second command.
I set up a servber on my local machine, & also PHp - Both working fine.I'm trying to load up MYSQL i have installed it, & *can* start/stop the server. however if I do anything else with it, I get this error :-
root@gordon-desktop:~# sudo mysqladmin -u root -h localhost password MYPASSWORD mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)'
1) How do I know MYSQL is actually active ? (apart from the message it says that its statrted (or stopped).
2) Is there a way to
a) Find out the usernames that are recorded on the MYSQL server ? b) set / RESET the 'root' username (I know MYSQL root user is different to PC root user) c) anything else I can do on the PHP / website code to see if MYSQL is working
(as yet, no tables / databases etc have been set up - as I can't get past this error message - I get the same error when setting up a database.)
Ps I did allow my usermname (when logged in to ubuntu) to edit / create files in the /usr/www/ directory (but it is still OWNED by 'root' - that directory)
I am an absolute Linux Beginner who is being required to do a bit of admin work because the boss just fired the old linux admin. Unfortunately, one of our employees cannot remember her password to her email account and as such I need to reset it on our linux server.What I want to check is that this email account is actually a linux user account and I simply will reset the password for it using the passwd command from the root login. Is that correct?
I've installed UBUNTU 9.10 on ( windows 7 ) when I was interested to discover Linux, now I began to understand this AWESOME system and I began to get ride of Microsoft " Windows " .. But I face a problem that when I installed It I created only one account with a password, but It's not the root, when I tried to login as root, I didn't success, It tells Failure authentication because of the wrong password, because I enter my account password which I entered when I installed the system, Now I want to know how to solve this ISSUE, how to get the root password or how to reset It
how to reset a root password after inserting a live cd,ie . i need to reset my existing ubuntu root password, other options all i tried its gud , but need to knw hw to do this while having a live cd and resetting it !
Yesterday, when I was installing Redhat Enterprise 5.4 on a HP server, I asked myself "how can I regain my access to the server if I happen to forget the root password?" I knew there must be a way. I consulted with my friend "Google". I'd like to share it here as my 1st post (too bad that I'm not allowed to paste screenshots)
1) Boot up the server, when you are at the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server..." entry, press "e". 2) Highlight the "kernel /vmlinuz...." line then press "e" again. 3) Type the word "single" to the end of the line (with an empty space before the word single). Press Enter. 4) Press "b" 5) System will boot. When you get the prompt "#", type "passwd" to enter in new password for root. 6) Reboot the system. Done
Can someone assist me with recovering/resetting the password for Root via Single User Mode in CentOS v5? I've modified the kernel line using Single, S, and 1 but it appears that these commands are being totally ignored as the server continues with the boot process and displays the GUI logon screen. The server in question is a VM box running on ESX v3.5 U4. The person that created this VM is no longer employed here and I've exhausted everything I know regarding Single User Mode.
Being able to reset the root password by booting into single usermode by editing grub. This is a MAJOR flaw. I know it makes no real difference against internet bourne attacks, but even so I must say I found it shocking. The only way I've found to stop this is to encrypt the entire HDD, so noone could get into single user mode without first knowing the encryption key/password.
I get stuck at the part where it says Youll need to use the MySQL root password. Then, in your database administration screen for MySQL, set the password for the new MySQL user horde to something nicely random and hard to guess; keep a momentary record as youll need it below.
It is really frustraing to get stuck at something so simple as installing horde imp on centos. how to get it installed on a CENTOS 5.x system ?
How can I change the root password of MYSQL server. I have just finished installation, but I mistakenly typed the wrong root password, and now I need to change it from command line, because I cannot even access the UI.
how to implement a password login system that both sends passwords over the internet in an encrypted form (so my users don't get that annoying message saying "this web site is about to send your password in an unsafe form..." and stores its user data in a MySQL database? This seems to need a combination of mod_auth_digest and mod_auth_mysql.
brand new 2 Ubantu & set up standard Ubantu compartment accessed via 1 user name only and password. 1st few times all good but now suddenly, unexpectedly password declared invalid. Had written down password so it is correct & not entry error. Not know how to reset password or bypass 'username/password log on screen' Am on an Acer 5542G with windows 7 home premium.
I have one of those ultra reliable Ubuntu servers in the corner that I never have to logon to because it never needs anything. I needed to check up on it today and my root password would not work. I am absolutely sure I did not forget my password and because I am the only Linux guy in the office I am sure some nimrod didn't get his fingers in the machine. I attempted to enter GRUB recovery mode but when I hit ESC it says something about no disk and goes into the booting process. I attempted to use a desktop version live CD, but the file structure is unreadable, I assume due to the security of the server system. Before I rebooted it the server worked fine, Apache and PHP were working away. Now the whole thing is a 50Lb boat anchor. How can I reset the password when I cannot enter GRUB menu or use a live CD?
So i have a fresh install of the server edition of Karmic, i'm running the Xfce desktop. When I attempt to manage users and groups through the GUI, I am prompted for what I think is the root password, the reason I say this is because the account I am currently logged in has sudo privileges and it does not accept that password at all, but I read that by default the root account is 'locked,' (to be honest it was so long ago since I last installed Ubuntu I completely forgot if it is or isn't, my current desktop installation has su access) is it asking for the root password? why doesn't my current user account password work if the root account is 'locked'? I can perform all other administrative tasks with sudo no problem.
the funny thing is, I have the exact same setup in a virtual machine, the same problem happens, except for some strange reason after changing the password on the only account (besides root), the password required to administer users and groups stayed the same after the change. (at the time of installation I just put both the user and root password the same and now that it is setup), i'm now ready to change the passwords. except now I read that the root account is locked by default, but this strange problem occurs.