Hi I'm a Web designer and a newbie to all this databse stuff and trying to follow the instructions in "Build your own Databse Driven Site with PHP and MySQL".

I am using a mac running 10.3.

I have stumped on configuring mysql. Following the instructions in the book, I have been unable to save the my.cnf file to the /usr/local/mqsql/data folder. It says I dont have sufficient permission to open this folder. Shud i change the permissions on this and put it in there maually or shud i follow the book some other way.

I guess i need to sort this out before attempting the Post Installation setup tasks in the book, which i failed to pull off after changing permissions on the data folder and putting the my.cnf file in there.

I think i should start again. Anyone know where i'm going wrong. Im scared of command lines!