Fedora Core 9-- Install Issues --HELP

while following the Installation steps on Fedora Core 9 I get the folllowing ERROR:

Can anyone tell the issue with MySqld

[[email protected] freepbx-2.5.0]# /etc/init.d/mysqld start

Starting MySQL: [ OK ]

[[email protected] freepbx-2.5.0]# mysqladmin create asterisk

mysqladmin: connect to server at ‘localhost’ failed
error: ‘Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO)’

[[email protected] freepbx-2.5.0]#

'Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO)'
the password is not set
see the amportal.conf file and set your password or use your the password in the script