View Full Version : create database mysql

09-17-2005, 10:44 PM
hi all

trying to create a database for a forum software phpBB

I've got the webserver running and php,i can start mysql fine(I doing everything on the same PC, no hosting anywhere)

is mysql 3 different from 4 syntax wise?, my knoppix hdd install has mysql4 on it

i go to command line and type" mysql" then i get


so I enter
"create database game_forum"

then i get
i dont know what to do next,i need to put in usernames and passwords

the phpBB software has a .php install gui,which i cant get done cos it cant connect to my database,cos I have got one i think

if i type" mysqlshow" i get




09-18-2005, 12:58 PM
You really, really, need to get the manual from the MySQL site (or post on the MySQL list).

09-21-2005, 01:12 PM
yeah hi thx for your reply,

but I was already ploughing my way through the manual, I thought the idea of these forums was to help!

anyway I soon realised that the "->" was, if the command line didnt recognise what i was trying to put in, and was waiting for more really

back to the database after i had created the database I didnt realise I had to create accounts for it as well ,that took some finding,I think it wasnt clear because knoppix has already got mysql installed I was skipping some of the manual.

all working fine now,

feel free to post if you have the same difficulties, I do monitor my posts