Recover MySQL root password

Step # 1: Stop the MySQL server process.
Step # 2: Start the MySQL (mysqld) server/daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option so that it will not prompt for a password.
Step # 3: Connect to the MySQL server as the root user.
Step # 4: Set a new root password.
Step # 5: Exit and restart the MySQL server.
Here are the commands you need to type for each step (log in as the root user):
Step # 1 : Stop the MySQL service:

/etc/init.d/mysql stop

Output:
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
Step # 2: Start the MySQL server w/o password:

mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &

Output:
[1] 5988
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
mysqld_safe[6025]: started
Step # 3: Connect to the MySQL server using the MySQL client:

mysql -u root

Output:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 4.1.15-Debian_1-log
Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.
mysql>
Step # 4: Set a new MySQL root user password:
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD(“NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD”) where User=’root’;
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit
Step # 5: Stop the MySQL server:

/etc/init.d/mysql stop

Output:
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
mysqld_safe[6186]: ended
[1]+  Done                    mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables
Start the MySQL server and test it:

/etc/init.d/mysql start

mysql -u root -p

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