MySQL root--cannot get in

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Installed MySQL and the Workbench.   When i try to connect to the local instance, it asks me for the root password.   I never set it!   And it's not blank, either.   How do I reset it?

I'm brand new to MySQL, so I don't know my way around it.
Question by:saturation
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    The default password, for a long time with MySQL was left blank. So, don't specify a password when trying to log in.
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    howto reset root permissions with mysql documented here:

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