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I've spent the last 2 days trying to begin using mysql. I've purchased 3
books and read huge chunks of the documentation provided with the mysql zip
file.

I've downloaded 'mysql-4.0.18-win.zip', unzipped it, run the WinMySqlAdmin
program, and everything seems fine. I'm trying to use it on WindowsXP on a
new machine.

I'm trying to learn mysql from scratch using the command line before I play
with what I'm assuming are GUI for mysql. I've installed it in the default
directory "C:\mysql".

2 of the books and the documentation step me through the same process

open a command window
change the directory to c:\mysql\bin
start the service so I type "mysqld-nt" at the command prompt. (I've
chosen to use the mysqld-nt service since I'm in XP.)

As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.

I'm getting extremely frustrated and cannot even begin to understand what I
am doing wrong. Am I doing something incredibly stupid?

Help.

Jeff

Jul 19 '05 #1
6 1800
If you have installed the 4.0 kit using setup.exe, then mysql should have
been installed as a service. Assuming that, that is how you should
ascertain if it is running and/or start it.
Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Component
Services->Services(local) and look for the mysql service and make sure it is
started.

-Mark
"Jeff Harbin" <Pr******@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:Tl*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
I've spent the last 2 days trying to begin using mysql. I've purchased 3
books and read huge chunks of the documentation provided with the mysql zip file.

I've downloaded 'mysql-4.0.18-win.zip', unzipped it, run the WinMySqlAdmin
program, and everything seems fine. I'm trying to use it on WindowsXP on a new machine.

I'm trying to learn mysql from scratch using the command line before I play with what I'm assuming are GUI for mysql. I've installed it in the default directory "C:\mysql".

2 of the books and the documentation step me through the same process

open a command window
change the directory to c:\mysql\bin
start the service so I type "mysqld-nt" at the command prompt. (I've
chosen to use the mysqld-nt service since I'm in XP.)

As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.

I'm getting extremely frustrated and cannot even begin to understand what I am doing wrong. Am I doing something incredibly stupid?

Help.

Jeff

Jul 19 '05 #2
If you have installed the 4.0 kit using setup.exe, then mysql should have
been installed as a service. Assuming that, that is how you should
ascertain if it is running and/or start it.
Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Component
Services->Services(local) and look for the mysql service and make sure it is
started.

-Mark
"Jeff Harbin" <Pr******@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:Tl*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
I've spent the last 2 days trying to begin using mysql. I've purchased 3
books and read huge chunks of the documentation provided with the mysql zip file.

I've downloaded 'mysql-4.0.18-win.zip', unzipped it, run the WinMySqlAdmin
program, and everything seems fine. I'm trying to use it on WindowsXP on a new machine.

I'm trying to learn mysql from scratch using the command line before I play with what I'm assuming are GUI for mysql. I've installed it in the default directory "C:\mysql".

2 of the books and the documentation step me through the same process

open a command window
change the directory to c:\mysql\bin
start the service so I type "mysqld-nt" at the command prompt. (I've
chosen to use the mysqld-nt service since I'm in XP.)

As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.

I'm getting extremely frustrated and cannot even begin to understand what I am doing wrong. Am I doing something incredibly stupid?

Help.

Jeff

Jul 19 '05 #3
If you have installed the 4.0 kit using setup.exe, then mysql should have
been installed as a service. Assuming that, that is how you should
ascertain if it is running and/or start it.
Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Component
Services->Services(local) and look for the mysql service and make sure it is
started.

-Mark
"Jeff Harbin" <Pr******@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:Tl*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
I've spent the last 2 days trying to begin using mysql. I've purchased 3
books and read huge chunks of the documentation provided with the mysql zip file.

I've downloaded 'mysql-4.0.18-win.zip', unzipped it, run the WinMySqlAdmin
program, and everything seems fine. I'm trying to use it on WindowsXP on a new machine.

I'm trying to learn mysql from scratch using the command line before I play with what I'm assuming are GUI for mysql. I've installed it in the default directory "C:\mysql".

2 of the books and the documentation step me through the same process

open a command window
change the directory to c:\mysql\bin
start the service so I type "mysqld-nt" at the command prompt. (I've
chosen to use the mysqld-nt service since I'm in XP.)

As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.

I'm getting extremely frustrated and cannot even begin to understand what I am doing wrong. Am I doing something incredibly stupid?

Help.

Jeff

Jul 19 '05 #4
Jeff Harbin wrote:
As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.


http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Can_not_...to_server.html
Jul 19 '05 #5
Jeff Harbin wrote:
As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.


http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Can_not_...to_server.html
Jul 19 '05 #6
Jeff Harbin wrote:
As far as I can tell nothing happens. If I try to shut it down, I using
"mysqladmin shutdown", I get the error message "cannot connect to MYSQL
server on local host. Check that mysqld is running on local host...." the
error message goes on.


http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Can_not_...to_server.html
Jul 19 '05 #7

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