mySQL install help

OK, I just installed apache, php, and mySQL in a partition on my hard drive. PHP works but I cannot get mySQL to work. I"m at the point where I must create a admin password. I go to the command line, get to the mysql\bin folder. I type "mysqladmin -uroot password blahblah" <- not the real password. It says:

mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)'
Check that mysqld is running on localhost and that the port is 3306.
You can check this by doing 'telnet localhost 3306'

I have no idea what it is talking about. I'm very new to this server stuff. I just wanted to install it so I could test out my website before putting it online.
Try not using a password unless you set one up. and/or try not using a username. Those were my problems. I did not set one to begin with, so I didn't give it one and it worked. I only use mine for local testing though so it doesn't have to be really secure.


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MySQL is not running, I haven't used it on Windows, but I think you need a my.ini config file in, well you need to figure out where it goes, and then start it up.

Once you get it running use this to set the password

mysql>SET PASSWORD FOR username@"%"=PASSWORD('your password');


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The initial DB for MySQL was not setup. That needs to be setup first before you can connect to MySQL. I run MySQL on Linux, I would have to...

su mysql
to setup the initial DB. Someone else might be able to help you setting up the initial database in Windows.

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