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