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Re: myqsl dummy needs help

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 15:51 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 16 February 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >On Monday 16 February 2009 20:27:04 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> No package webmin available.
> >> Nothing to do
> >
> >I don't think I've ever had webmin from a distro package, but it installs so
> >easily from the website.
> >
> >Anne
> I found it, installed it, let it do its updates, but a scan for servers 
> doesn't find mysql cuz it is not running and now won't run.
> I had NDI this was going to such a PIMA, but a friend has mythtv running at 
> his place and it does everything but fix breakfast.
> If anyone has any idea how to reset this SOB to absolutely square one, never 
> having been run, please advise.  Deleting /var/lib/mysql didn't do it.
you don't delete /var/lib/mysql
you delete /var/lib/mysql/*

mkdir /var/lib/mysql
chown mysql:mysql /var/lib/mysql
service mysqld start
mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
                   ^don't change   ^change



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