Elementary OS 5.0 How to Reset MySQL 5.7+ root Password

April 24, 2019 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Reset MySQL 5.7+ root Password Elementary OS 5.0

You Are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Reset MySQL 5.7+ root User Password in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno LTS GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

And I’ve tried to Reset MySQL root Pass on Elementary OS 5.0 in many Ways but this was the Only one Working Solution!

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  1. Stop MySQL Server

    sudo service mysql stop
  2. Make the Needed Directory

    sudo mkdir /var/run/mysqld

    And Set mysql as User

    sudo chown mysql: /var/run/mysqld
  3. Start mysqld_safe

    sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &
  4. Login into MySQL without Pass
    Open a New Window or Demonize the process with Ctrl+c:

    mysql -uroot mysql
  5. Setting New Pass

    UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string=PASSWORD('YOUR-NEW-PASS'), plugin='mysql_native_password' WHERE User='root' AND Host='localhost';
    FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

    Change ‘YOUR-NEW-PASS’ in the Above…

  6. Kill mysqld Process

    sudo pkill mysqld
  7. Restart MySQL Server

    sudo service mysql start
  8. And with this your Issue of Resetting MySQL 5.7 Pass on Elementary OS 5.0 should be Successfully Solved! ;)


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