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Cannot reset MySQL default root password after initial installation

I have installed mysql 5.7 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 server and when I tried to run following command after installation it is asking for a password for root@localhost.


I have never set a root password and I'm logged in to Linux as root user.

Then I have found following documentation for resetting root password and followed that one too.


But even after starting the server with following command it is asking for a password

/etc/init.d/mysqld start --skip-grant-tables &

I have tried starting the server with init-file option, but no success.

Does anyone know how to reset the password correctly or default MySQL password?