MySQL FC3

Arthur Pemberton dalive at flashmail.com
Wed Jul 6 04:20:50 UTC 2005


Mike McCarty wrote:

> Dave Foran wrote:
>
>> I have a major issue of sorts ;-)
>>
>> I have no idea what the password for root is
>> I have tried a a number of recommended edits to try and either delete or
>> replace the password but all have failed.
>>
>> The rpm on FC3 CD will not permit removal as yum has updated the file
>> routine.  I d/l the currant rpm and it will not allow removal. It says,
>> this in not installed..
>>
>> Any good thoughts short of re-installing everything and that is not a
>> viable idea..
>>
>> I need I think a way to un-install mysql and do a clean install..
>>
>> Any thoughts ??
>> Thanks
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>>  
>>
> You can try booting from any rescue disc which allows mounting
> of your root file system. Then edit the entry for root, which
> should look like this:
>
> root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
>
> to replace the :x: with :0:, so it looks like this:
>
> root:0:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
>
> At that point, you should be able to save the file, and reboot
> using your normal method. Login as root (use no password) immediately
> and set a password.
>
> Knoppix should work for this. I haven't used it specifically
> for this purpose, but I have mounted my system from a Knoppix
> boot.
>
> Mike
>
He meant the root password for mysql




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