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root pw problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mike dolgon, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. mike dolgon

    mike dolgon Member

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    I need to change my root password, but when I try to I get the following error:

    Changing password for root
    Password for root has been changed
    Updating mysql database access...
    Invalid Username.
    Done

    How can I fix this?
     
  2. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    Have tried also using:

    Mysql & Reset Mysql Root Password

    in WHM? Setting that also to the new PW should fix the problem.
     
  3. mike dolgon

    mike dolgon Member

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    I have tried resetting the root password for mysql, which works fine, however, the root pw still gets this error
     
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    As you have lost your root password I suppose that you don't have SSH access. Someone at the data center needs to boot your machine into single user mode. Ask them to type linux -s at the lilo prompt. This will boot your machine into single user mode, tell them to make sure that the root partition is mounted and then have them run: passwd root.

    This should prompt them to enter a new root password. They just need to reboot your machine and it should work fine again.

    John
     
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