Xubuntu 20.04 Reset MySQL/MariaDB root Password

February 19, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Reset MySQL/MariaDB 5.7+ root Password Xubuntu 20.04

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Reset MySQL/MariaDB 5.7+ root User Password in Xubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

And I’ve tried to Reset MySQL root Pass on Xubuntu 20.04 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

And with this your Issue of Resetting MySQL 5.7 Pass on Xubuntu 20.04 should be Successfully Solved! ;).


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