MySQL root--cannot get in

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.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
howto reset root permissions with mysql documented here:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/resetting-permissions.html
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HellmarkLinux Systems AdministratorCommented:
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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