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How to install MySQL On Ubuntu

Friday, July 17, 2009

Installing MySQL on Ubuntu:

        To open the Terminal, go to Application > Accessories > Terminal


          Type the following command at terminal.

  •  $sudo apt-get install mysql-server

             To be able to connect to mysql from internet, remove the restriction on the below file.

  • Open the file by typing the following command at terminal prompt.

          $gksudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf

  • Find the line bind-address = and comment it out as shown below.

         #bind-address           = 

  • mysql comes with no root password. To set the root password, type:

        $mysqladmin -u root password your-new-password

          $sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart

  • Install mysql query browser
         $sudo apt-get install mysql-query-browser

  • After installing, go to Applications > Programming > MySQL Query Browser to connect to mysql as shown below.

             Enter Server Hostname, Username and Password. Click on Connect and MySQL is now installed on Ubuntu.


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