Ubuntu Mysql ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’

/etc/init.d/mysql stop

mysqld_safe --user=mysql --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &

mysql -u root mysql

mysql> UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('newpassword') where USER='root';
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;<!--more-->
mysql> quit

/etc/init.d/mysqld restart

mysql -uroot -p

Enter password:

mysql>

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