Reset MySQL root pwd

Resetting MySQL Root Password: Red Hat and CentOS

If you’ve forgotten your MySQL root password (or are involved with some nefarious activity), here is how you can reset that password on a Red Hat (RHEL) system or a CentOS system:
Stop MySQL:
root#  service mysqld stop
Start MySQL in safe mode:
root#  mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &
Log into MySQL as root:
root#  mysql -u root
Reset the password:
mysql>  update mysql.user set password=PASSWORD(“YourNewPassW0RD”) where User=’root’;
mysql>  flush privileges; exit;
Log out of MySQL and stop the Safe Mode:
root#  service mysqld stop
Start MySQL in the normal mode:
root#  service mysqld start
Log into MySQL with your new password:
root#  mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
mysql>

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