[quote author=pinehead link=board=1;threadid=9563;start=0#msg87066 date=1090690156]
I just got a new dedicated server. However, mysql root seems to already have a password and i have no idea what it is. It is running redhat and what not. Can i just re-install mysql? just by getting the rpm and intalling it or do i have to remove something or what?
Thank you for your help
Based on your question, you seem to on a rpm based distro. So i'd suggesting "erasing" the mysql rpm and re-installing a new one (preferably from src)..
rpm -e *.rpm (should work, IIRC [i'm not sure])
rpm -Uvh *.rpm for installing a new one ..