Reset mysql root password?
I am running 10.04 and found this mysql link
Are there any linode library or other resources that can help me out?
You don't need to locate the pid file. Just type sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop to stop MySQL. Skip sudo if you're root.
Is this what the OP is really asking for? I think he's trying to reset the password to his MySQL server.
BTW, OP, no PID usually means the service isn't running.
The quicker method would probably be the "B.220.127.116.11. Resetting the Root Password: Generic Instructions" steps (IMO).
First, the Linode (Debian 5.0):
__Linode Manager > Dashboard > Shutdown
Linode Manager > Settings & Utilities > Change a Filesystem's root Password
Linode Manager > Dashboard > Boot__
After that I could login again into my Linode via SSH (PuTTY) and SFTP (WinSCP).
Then, I tried many online suggestions to also reset the MySQL root password, with no success, always getting:
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
/etc/init.d/mysql stop mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & mysql -u root mysql> use mysql; mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("newrootpassword") where User='root'; mysql> flush privileges; mysql> quit /etc/init.d/mysql stop /etc/init.d/mysql start
Additionaly, I use the ISPConfig control panel, and this page was helpful for the third password I had to reset:
How to reset the administrator password in ISPConfig 3
ISPConfig > Tools > Password and Language
Hope this helps others in similar situations.