Mysql Root password not working on one click application

just created phpmyadmin from one-click application install but the problem is i cant login to mysql. even after pasting the mysql password properly its giving me following error.

root@server:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

is there any issue on mysql root password on phpmyadmin image?

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over 3 years old now, still the same issue. the supplied password does not work.

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Over a year later but I’m also running into the same problem - setup a LEMP stack and can see the root password via cat command but unable to login using it.