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?