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Ever installed MySQL on a network drive? Strange error!

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I want to install the current version 4.0.13 of MySQL on a Win2000
machine in a directory different to the default (C:\mysql). It should
be a network drive, as this is backed up by our IT staff.

I install the package using setup.exe and selecting "Custom" but just
clicking OK on the following dialogue. As directory I selected
something like "H:\....\MySQL_4.0.13".

The package is installed correctly. I can install the service (mysqld
--install) and see it in the Service catalogue of Win2K. However, when
I want to run the service with "net start mysql" an error occurs:

System error 65 has occured.
Network access is denied.

I checked the security settings on the directories, but I had the
change priviledges. Setting them to "full access" didn't improve the

MySQL only works when I install it entirely on C:.

What am I missing here? I would like the installation to reside on a
network drive for the reasons outlined above.

Thanks for your help,
Jul 19 '05 #1
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