Even after I reset the root password with the following command I cannot log into MySQL. (Other commands listed to provide additional info.)
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.1 # mysql -u root -p Enter password: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) # telnet 127.0.0.1 3306 Trying 127.0.0.1... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused # ps -Aw |grep mysql 26522 ? 00:00:00 mysqld # /etc/init.d/mysql start Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service mysql start Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an Upstart job, you may also use the start(8) utility, e.g. start mysql
# sudo mysqladmin -u root password 123 mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
It seems MySQL is not running properly.