How to Change the MySQL password in SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
Steps to change the administrator password on SLES10 and 11:
1.) Ensure that mysqld and mysql aren't loaded
2.) Run the following command from the server to load mysql without reading in user accounts
mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &
3.) Hit Enter to return to the command prompt
4.) Launch the mysql console and load the mysql database
mysql --user=root mysql
5.) Change the password
UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('newpassword') WHERE User='root';
NOTE: The word PASSWORD in the Password=PASSWORD('newpassword) line, is part of the command, change only the word newpassword to your new password.
6.) Test the change
mysql -u root -p
enter the new password when prompted....if it the mysql> prompt is displayed the change worked.
mysql -u root -p (then enter the password when prompted)
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- Document ID:7009745
- Creation Date: 15-Nov-2011
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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