Default Root password for MySql wont work

  • Posted on January 13, 2015
  • MaricruzAsked by Maricruz

Hi, I just created a new droplet and used the “LEMP on Ubuntu 14.04” application to set it all up and have LEMP installed automatically. I am trying to run “sudo mysql_secure_installation” for obvious reasons and it is asking me for the root password. I tried entering the password that is given on startup:

The details of your PHP installation can be seen at  
Your MySQL root user's password is XXXXXXXXXX  You are encouraged to run 
mysql_secure_installation to ready your server for production.  

But it will not work! The error msg is: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)

Any help would be appreciated.

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The below tutorial can assist you with setting up LEMP on ubuntu 14:

You can also feel free to check digitalocean LEMP from the marketplace.

Regards, Rajkishore

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