I am stuck when trying to access mysql. It's my first time so please be patient with me.
Initially I was try to set up Ruby and Rails and everything worked perfrectly expect access denied when connecting to the server, SO I ran this command.
mysql -uroot -p
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
start your MySQL server with the --skip-grant-tables option. It allows you to connect to the server without a password.
/path/to/mysqld --skip-grant-tables &
connect to your server using the mysql client:
change the root password (replace NewPassord by what you want):
UPDATE mysql.user SET password=PASSWORD('NewPassord') WHERE user='root';
restart yout MySQL server.
There are others ways to reset the MySQL root password: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/resetting-permissions.html