difficulty making the databse

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Hi lovely people.

I have been trying to install Joomla with no luck for some time now.

I am a lover of good guides and I have followed this one:

http://docs.joomla.org/Use_Joomla!_1.6_ ... n_computer

when I get to step 4 database, I fill in all fields as per instructions and get this error:

"Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: 2"

I started a another thread about this (sorry to double up but that was a less specfic topic) and I was informed that I need to set my own database up.

The attached instructions don’t say anything about setting your own database up.

So I have some questions.

1. Does the installer automatically set up a database for me?

2. If not, where are instruction on creating one? Please note I tried to create my own database and this did not work either (I used instructions here http://sixrevisions.com/tutorials/web-development-tutorials/using-xampp-for-local-wordpress-theme-development/)

3. I am using xamp version 5.1 build 2600 platform 2 service pack 2. It lists phpmyadmin as version 3.3.9 Is this the issue?


Thanks for your help. Perhaps I should try install joomla on my host might be easier than a local install :)
user_539Tue, 02 Aug 2011

can you connect to phpmyadmin using the root login? is the password blank?

user_14278Tue, 02 Aug 2011

I am having the same problem through the installer. Exact same message. "Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: 2"

I deleted the old database, created a new one & still the same message. Can't get past that step. Have installed Joomla! numerous times in the past but never had a problem until now. :-(

user_399Sat, 23 Jul 2011

On localhost the database will be created according to the name you give during install. No need to create it manually.

user_14277Fri, 22 Jul 2011

password blanks arrrr. Will try again. Thanks.

user_539Fri, 22 Jul 2011

1. Installer will create the database if you set the parameters correctly. Host = localhost, Database = mysql, user= root, password = blanks

2. create a database in phpMyAdmin on the home screen under MySQL Localhost Create Database. If phpmyadmin prompts for a password, you need that password in your installer for joomla.

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