Gary Kline wrote:
> this failed:
> 
> 
> mysqladmin -u root password
> mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)'
> 
> 
> according to my logs it has been about 5 years since i did this last.
> 
> advice please!
> 
> gary
> 
> 
> 
Your mysql server already has a password for user root.

2 options

1 - mysqladmin -u root -p password

Of course I think you dont know current password or you wouldnt be
asking....so second option

Read
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/resetting-permissions.html#resetting-permissions-unix

with that steps you will reset root password

Best regards

Rodrigo Gonzalez
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