Well, I got MYSQL loaded on my server, and things are going good. Now, I am trying to follow the documentation of setting the root password by going to the bin directory typing: mysqladmin -u root -p password "my password"
And then it would say Enter password: I do not know how to get through this part, or what the password would be. I tried putting in my password that I was trying to set it to, but that did not work and it printed:
mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)'

Please help! Thank you! :-)