Archive for December, 2006

How to change Linux language setting

tom on December 16th, 2006

Quick info on how to change the language of your linux box:

This works for CentOS and maybe Debian:

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How can I reset MySQL root password, Root password recovery

tom on December 16th, 2006

MySQL root password reset

Recently I had lost the root password to one of my dedicated servers due to a harddrive crash and all scripts and backups lost (don’t ask).

So I had to dig around the mysql user notes and I figured out how to kind of reset the mysql root pass. Here it is:

Login as root, then stop the mysql server daemon and restart it in safe mode so that MySQL doesn’t read the Grant tables anymore, thus bypassing the currently set password: Read the rest of this entry »

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