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Re: Setting root password in MySQL

If you have a default install there is no password for root.
For better security delete the user "" - blank once you login.
Delete the user root and use some other name for administrative tasks to 
prevent hacking / fiddling because port 3306 is used by MySQL is known to 
every user under the sun.
Contact me off-list with problems and I'll help you.

----- Original Message ----- 
> #/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password 'new-password' <CR>
> #Enter password:  <newpassword> <CR>
> /usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)'