How to reset forgotten mysql root password?

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Old 02-09-2014
What does this show in mysql prompt:
show databases;

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# 9  
Old 02-09-2014
mysql> show databases;
| Database           |
| information_schema | 
| mysql              | 
| test               | 
3 rows in set (0.02 sec)


# 10  
Old 02-09-2014
If you follow the instructions bartus11 kindly posted for you in his post #6, you should have no trouble resetting the mysql root password.
# 11  
Old 02-09-2014
Did you do this? (from bartus11's link)

C. Resetting the Root Password: Generic Instructions

The preceding sections provide password-resetting instructions for Windows and Unix systems. Alternatively, on any platform, you can set the new password using the mysql client (but this approach is less secure):

Stop mysqld and restart it with the --skip-grant-tables option. This enables anyone to connect without a password and with all privileges. Because this is insecure, you might want to use --skip-grant-tables in conjunction with --skip-networking to prevent remote clients from connecting.

Connect to the mysqld server with this command:

shell> mysql

Issue the following statements in the mysql client. Replace the password with the password that you want to use.

mysql> UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('MyNewPass')
-> WHERE User='root';

The FLUSH statement tells the server to reload the grant tables into memory so that it notices the password change.
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Old 02-09-2014
Thanks guys. That worked.
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