im a total newbie...
ok, so Im following Lenz's book and in chapter 2 it says that if i download the ROR package and unzips it, in one easy setup the Ruby interpreter, MySQL database server, Apache serve, and ROR will be installed.
in chapter 4 he says to enter mysql -u root at the command prompt. what command prompt!? the only one i know is the Ruby Console Window
and this won't start MySql. PLEASE HELP!