After Installing the mysql 4.1 client, server, shared packages individually, the mysql service was started successfully at runlevel 5.
However at the prompt level , the system does not understand the mysql command to go to the mysql prompt for creating of Database .
For any coomand of mysql it goves the error
"Access denied for user root@localhost using password No."

How do i proceed from here ...?

while running the command > mysqladmin -u root password xyz ; the same error message appears .

Pls help