Reset MySQL password on Fedora 26



  • I gave Fedora ago, instead of Centos.

    And for the life of me I cannot reset the password, the reason for resetting is under Fedora 26 you dont get a blank root mysql password, you get temp password pre-created for you.

    So for some reason I erased mysql-community-server package, and reinstalling it. and currently I cant get access to mysql service. cause it keeps telling me no password.

    One guide previously worked and revealed the password using this command:
    grep 'password' /var/log/mysqld.log |tail -1

    Currently this command does not output anything, even after I reinstalled mysql and erased it.
    I tried installing MariaDB same shit.
    I tried:
    mysqld --skip-grant-tables &
    keeps telling me user root needs password

    Why on Fedora they tend to change the standard.



  • @emad-r said in Reset MySQL password on Fedora 26:

    @emad-r

    I believe I found the right answers from here.

    GitHub Wnmp

    So in general it says this:

    user: root
    password: password
    That is for version 10.0.15-MariaDB, installed through Wnmp ver. 2.1.5.0 on Windows 7 x86

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    answered Feb 6 '15 at 11:11

    Matija Baric
    8,54222925

    The password is "password" now ? go figure. dont ask me how and why.



  • @emad-r

    I believe I found the right answers from here.

    GitHub Wnmp

    So in general it says this:

    user: root
    password: password
    That is for version 10.0.15-MariaDB, installed through Wnmp ver. 2.1.5.0 on Windows 7 x86

    shareimprove this answer
    answered Feb 6 '15 at 11:11

    Matija Baric
    8,54222925



  • @emad-r said in Reset MySQL password on Fedora 26:

    @emad-r

    I believe I found the right answers from here.

    GitHub Wnmp

    So in general it says this:

    user: root
    password: password
    That is for version 10.0.15-MariaDB, installed through Wnmp ver. 2.1.5.0 on Windows 7 x86

    shareimprove this answer
    answered Feb 6 '15 at 11:11

    Matija Baric
    8,54222925

    The password is "password" now ? go figure. dont ask me how and why.



  • I'll admit firstly that I don't fully understand your issue.

    So you were given a temp password, but that password somehow changed to 'password'?



  • @dashrender

    Correct, without doing any thing. And this was the first time for 2 things:

    1. Autogen password
    2. password password.

    back in the day, you install you get blank pass, and use mysql_secure_installation



  • @emad-r said in Reset MySQL password on Fedora 26:

    @dashrender

    Correct, without doing any thing. And this was the first time for 2 things:

    1. Autogen password
    2. password password.

    back in the day, you install you get blank pass, and use mysql_secure_installation

    You still do. No idea what you did