[mythtv-users] My MySql hell :-)

Arthur Green arthur at phraction.org
Mon Mar 12 20:19:10 UTC 2007

Damian Surr wrote:
> I'm still getting nowhere with this.

[ ... ]

> How the hell do I reset the mysql password in Edgy 6.10? I don't 
> remember changing it and it's not blank, 'mythtv' or any of my login 
> passwords. I'm close to formatting and starting again, please help.

Googling for "mysql lost root password" gives me this:


Basically you nuke/shut down the MySQL server, restart it without any of 
the user authentication stuff and reset the root password. I've had to 
do this myself more than once ...

> Damian
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- AG

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