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changed user privileges and now I can't log in - please help

I read several web sites and O'Reilly's book on MySQL about securing the
system tables.

I removed several users and, as advised inthe book and web sites, changed
the user "root" to another name with another password.

I removed the site name as a host but kept the IP address.

Now when I use phpMySdmin to get back in, it let's me past the login popup
BUT it gives me the message:

MySQL said: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)
The data in the database is not important but the database
structure/definition is. I'd like to find a way to back up or dump that.
Then I can reload MySQL and start over.

Any ideas?

Shoudl I be able to get to it using shell login?

Many, many thanks for any help!
Jul 19 '05 #1
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