MySQL installed with predefined password

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http://stackoverflow.com – So I'm running crunchbang linux and installed mysql-server using the following terminal command: sudo apt-get install mysql-server Setup runs without problems, but when trying to access mysql I get "Error 1045 Access denied". The tutorial I used stated that during setup of mysql-server I'd be asked to set a password, but this step never happened. Edit: Completely removed everything related to mysql from my system (including configuration files), problem persists. When trying mysql -u root mysql the error also occurs, although according to the documentation this should grant me acces (HowTos)