I cannot install phpMyAdmin

  • Posted February 8, 2015

Hello. I cannot install phpMyAdmin because all the time I receive the following error:

An error occurred while installing the database:                          │ 
 │                                                                           │ 
 │ ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using      │ 
 │ password: YES)                                                            │ 
 │                                                                           │ 
 │ If at this point you choose "retry", you will be prompted with all the    │ 
 │ configuration questions once more and another attempt will be made at     │ 
 │ performing the operation. "retry (skip questions)" will immediately       │ 
 │ attempt the operation again, skipping all questions.  If you choose       │ 
 │ "abort", the operation will fail and you will need to downgrade,          │ 
 │ reinstall, reconfigure this package, or otherwise manually intervene to   │ 
 │ continue using it.  If you choose "ignore", the operation will continue,  │ 
 │ ignoring further errors from dbconfig-common.  

As administrator username I enter ‘root’. As password I enter the MySQL password carefully without any mistakes (I’ve done that 3 times so far. The MySQL password is available the moment I connect through SSH.

I am not sure what is causing the problem or what I should do next.


@NickJonathan You can’t use same password for secure reasons. Try to install using these commands

@garyirvine Yes, I did. Same result.

did you try to enter MySQL with the same root password?

Hello. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with LAMP setup.

Hello Nick,

What Linux system are you using to install phpMyAdmin?

Try to re-configure mysql-server, change your mysql root password.

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I have just fixed the issue. Thank you everyone for your amazing support.

It was the issue on my part. I mistook the MySQL’s password entry for MySQL’s username entry.

Everything is fixed now.