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I'm trying to install phpMyAdmin on my Ubuntu 10.04 server, by doing 'apt-get install phpmyadmin'. Installer asks me for MySQL administrator password and for phpMyAdmin database user password, but not for phpMyAdmin root user password. How do I obtain/reset this password to access my newly installed server?

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I'm not sure I follow you. The phpMyAdmin root user is the MySQL root user. So whatever your MySQL username/password is, that's what you use to log in as root in phpMyAdmin. Do you have a root password for MySQL? If not, set it like this:

mysqladmin -u root password [insert-password-here]

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Thanks, you did follow me perfectly. I just thought you need another user for phpMyAdmin ::) –  Septagram Sep 3 '11 at 9:09
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@Septagram No problem. I always assume that I'm misunderstanding something initially and seek to find out more information. Glad it was a simple "fix". =) –  Wesley Sep 3 '11 at 18:42

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