Hi folks, I am installing MySql on Linux (Fedora core 11). Basically I am newbie & wana create a PHP application. I am done with PHP & Apache installation. I am facing some serious problems while Installing Mysql. below are all the tried codes & the outputs/errors: #yum install mysql mysql-server #chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on #/etc/init.d/mysqld start #mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword in my case which exactly looks like # mysqladmin -u root 'root_password' 'newroot_password' the output is mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)' Here I am confused abt the root password, as to what password exactly I have to enter here. Since I had never set a password for Mysql as far as I remember. I had removed & reinstalled the MySql packages. Then I even tried: #mysql -u root -p Enter password: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) Folks I have tried all possibilities that were mentioned on the Internet & various forums. Can anyone kindly help me out with the detailed & easliy understandable steps e.g if the command is : # mysqladmin -u root password new-password then what actually I have to enter after root "word password" or "actual_password" Hope I am able to convey my doubt properly. However I am able to get into the Mysql prompt with the below code: #mysql -user=root but not able to execute the commands like: mysql> create database salesdata; ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'salesdata' Can anyone plz reply to this on priority. Thanks in advance..!