Have spent a good part of today running through kyank's tutorials on php and mySQL. Created several "dummy" databases, and even had a crack at one of my own. When I came to have a tinker this evening, mySQL was showing only the default "test", my work had dissapeared....
I have been having problems installing it, but it seemed to be fine. Have a sneaking suspicion I may have 2 versions running, which could account for it - I don't know.