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i am trying to setup phpmyadmin tool on browser in Ubuntu but couldn't find the correct way . currently i use mysql -u root -p this command in terminal how can i do this

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If you're just getting started with MySQL, I suggest you try MySQL Workbench instead of phpMyAdmin unless you have a reason why you prefer to use a web-based tool. – Nate C-K Aug 27 '11 at 12:23


EDIT: If your phpmyadmin is only accessible locally, then you can enable the AllowNoPassword setting in the file in the root of the phpmyadmin install. Just uncomment this line in that file:

// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE;

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thanks Jaitsu... now i can open phpmyadmin but now i am facing a problem [Login without a password is forbidden by configuration (see AllowNoPassword)] but i use root as username and i didnot give any password at installation how can i know my credentials? – ajay Aug 27 '11 at 12:29
I've edited my answer – Jaitsu Aug 27 '11 at 13:15

First you need to install phpmyadmin (assuming you have MySQL installed). I usually do this by opening up terminal and typing...

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Then, the first thing I see is that I can't access phpmyadmin by typing "http://localhost/phpmyadmin" in my browser. That can be fixed by mounting phpmyadmin to your /var/www folder using the following in terminal...

sudo mount --bind /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/phpmyadmin
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A symlink might be more appropriate than a bind mount for this! – Flexo Aug 27 '11 at 13:16

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