2.3 Manually Starting MySQL and Setting the Root Password

When installation of MySQL is complete, it should run automatically. However, you can manually start MySQL from the NetWare system console and at the same time set you root password.

To start MySQL and set your administrator password:

  1. At the NetWare console, type mysqld_safe and press Enter to start the MySQL server.

  2. Type mysqladmin -u root password password and press Enter to set the root password.

    Replace password with your own password.