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Reset my root password Version 4.xx, 5.xx

1.Login as root

2.Restart the mysql server (/etc/init.d/mysql restart) with the skip-grant-tables option (edit my.cnf and add: skip-grant-tables)

3.Connect to the mysql server by using:

myserver # mysql -u root mysql

then to reset the password: 

myserver # mysql> UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('your_new_password') where USER='root';
myserver # mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Peter Koegel  Dec 08,2006 
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