I just installed mySQL on my computer. I'm following Kevin's excellent tutorial.
The computer is a Pentium 120 overclocked to 133, 80 RAM, windows 98 1st edition
typing mysqld loads the server just fine.
The problem comes when I try to do this. I type:
mysqladmin -u root password "password"
It pauses for a while and then puts this on the next line
C:\MYSQL\BIN\MYSQLA~1.EXE: connect to server at 'localhost'
error: 'Lost connection to MySQL server during query'
I also tried running the winmysqladmin.exe file and it locks up upon the first screen.
Is my computer insufficient to run mySQL? It works fine on my new computer.
I am putting it on my old computer instead because I use it for my web server and my Internet sharing server.
Thanks in advance
I figured it out. Just incase anyone wants to know.
It had to do with my firewall that comes with Allaboard! internet sharing. I assumed that to connect with mysql from outside my network, I was going to have to use port forwarding (which happens a lot with other stuff). So I forwarded any thing on that port to the computer's IP that its running on. I took out this port forwarding and it worked fine. I hate this firewall....