1.2. Setting up MySQL

Some steps are required to get the MySQL database system running.

First, make sure you have the MySQL server daemon running. Check under /etc/rc.d/, or run Linuxconf

1.2.1. Bug on RedHat 7.0

On RedHat 7.0, I found a subtle error in the MySQL install. Run this command as root to fix it:

#chmod 755 /var/lib/mysql

1.2.2. Setting the server root password

You must now log in to the MySQL server and set up a root password:

#mysql -uroot mysql
mysqlUPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('new_password') 
                    WHERE user='root';

MySQL is now ready to run.