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This error is making me crazy:
I'm trying to configure a fresh install of mysql-5.7.10. I cannot access the server to explore the database table contents, etc. Seems like a Catch22. I've copied the /usr/local/etc/my.cnf from an adjacent working server in the rack, but same failure. Apparently the fresh installed version "thinks" that the root user has a password . . .but I have no idea what that might be. I've tried toggling theto. . .but to no avail.
# mysql ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
password = spelling
password = ''