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My new job using MySQL and I've been trying to get used to it. But I keep running into an access error and I don't know why. The error basically says: "Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'". Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Some Guy 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 16 December, 2018 09:43 AM PST

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Try out the following steps to overcome this issue:

  1. Find mysql related entries from system sudo find / -name mysql
  2. Remove all mysql related entries by doing rm -rf <mysql_entries_above>
  3. Download latest mysql-server and intall it.
  4. You will be promted with a default password which you need to copy.
  5. Run mysql_secure_installation and paste that password when asked for root.
  6. Subsequently follow the steps and change admin password when prompted for.

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Univa 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 12 April, 2019 11:34 AM PDT


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