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I cant get mysql to run on my winXP computer. I have downloaded it and
installed , unzipped and run setup.exe and placed it in c:\mysql.
I type the command to start the mysql server
c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --console

It opens the console and then the console shows some inoDB commands and the
console hangs.

I followed the mysql manual and i cant find the answer
there is no command prompt and nothing...how do I run mysql?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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john townsley wrote:
I followed the mysql manual and i cant find the answer
there is no command prompt and nothing...how do I run mysql?


Check the taskmanager, do you have mysqld processes running. If not,
start C:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe --standalone

Then you can check wether or not you succeeded by trying to connect to
your server via this command:

C:\mysql\bin\mysql -u root
Jul 20 '05 #2
hi aggro
yes the mysql.exe is running as a process and when i type
C:\mysql\bin\mysql -u root then I get the prompt mysql>

so it does work. thanks aggro I will reboot and try it again, it is a lot of
messing about and I didnt know mysql only runs at the command prompt window
only.
I will play around with it to see how I can get databases to work. I want to
have PHP and connect to mysql server from a webpage in windows.

can i start mysql any easier than that though?

is there a better manual on the web for me to follow with mysql, the mysql
website is very confusing.
thanks

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john townsley wrote:
I followed the mysql manual and i cant find the answer
there is no command prompt and nothing...how do I run mysql?


Check the taskmanager, do you have mysqld processes running. If not,
start C:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe --standalone

Then you can check wether or not you succeeded by trying to connect to
your server via this command:

C:\mysql\bin\mysql -u root

Jul 20 '05 #3
john townsley wrote:
can i start mysql any easier than that though?


Well you can create a .bat file where you give the command:
c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --standalone

And put that bat-file into startmenu, where it will be started every
time you start windows. Or you can start mysql as service, when it will
be also started upon startup automaticly. ( I have no experience with
that, but I know it exists. )
Jul 20 '05 #4

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