Originally Posted by falko
User root should be correct, but you need a password for the MySQL user root (which is different from the system user root!).
mysqladmin -u root password mypassword
works only if you haven't set a password before. Otherwise it's
mysqladmin -u root -pcurrentpassword password mypassword
so you need your password again...
well I wrote it down and it is familar to me but it does not seem to be working
I did a restart on mysqld and it stopped ok but starting timed out and failed. Is it possible to uninstall MySQL and reinstall?