[ ok ] Stopping mysql (via systemctl): mysql.service.
[[email protected]] ~ #mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &
[[email protected]] ~ #160619 00:45:55 mysqld_safe Can't log to error log and syslog at the same time. Remove all --log-error configuration options for --syslog to take effect.
160619 00:45:55 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/log/mysql/error.log'.
160619 00:45:55 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
mysql mysql -uroot
Reading table information for completion of table and column names You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 3 Server version: 5.5.49-0+deb8u1 (Debian) Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
mysql>UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD("MYNEWPASSWORD") WHERE User="root";
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.00 sec) Rows matched: 2 Changed: 2 Warnings: 0
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)