Hi, all I try to connect Mysql server with localhost, It gives me following error: C:\mysql\bin>mysql ERROR 2003: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061) I install Shareware Mysql on Nt server, and start it as followings: 1:mysqlshareware (no problem) 2: net start mysql(casue below error) The service name is invalid. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185. I try to use mysqlmanger to config host ip and port number, but the problem still exsits! Does anyone point out what's wrong with mysql configuration thanks in advance
Well, it's 2 years later and I am having the exact same error. Funny, I hear mysql is the easiest database going and I've wasted a week here. I have got going DB2, Access, and McKoi successfully. Anyone have the answer? P.S. I really don't appreciate my last post for this problem being deleted, if it was posted in the wrong place it could have been moved or I could have been notified. So much for Java Ranch being a friendly place.
I think there have probably been some major changes to mySQL in the past 2 years. Have you downloaded the most recent stable version? I know that the way to start the mySQL server now is mysqld --port=port# And that will start the mysql daemon. The error you were getting sounds like the client couldn't find the server, which means the server wasn't running, or at the time of that MySQL version, there were some other options you needed to specify, such as port, login, etc.
Thanks for your response. I definitely have the most stable release. I am just debugging it now and mysql seems to work fine on my win98 computer. So I think it may be some kinda porting issue. I am trying to get it running on my laptop which has windows nt server. On start up of the laptop it generates an error or two I assume as it expects there to be computers connected to it. Maybe it is the windows errors causing porting problems?
have you tried starting MySql from the command line. C:/mysql/bin/mysqld-nt.exe --console --standalone this will start a command process where you can see the MySql output..Also tells MySql not to start as a service....
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I finally tracked down the problem and thought I'd share it as nowhere on the Internet could I find a fix. This is a problem with your OS, not mysql. Check to see if your localhost is ok, if it is not you may need to reinstall your OS so that the localhost works, I also bought a USB network adapter as I was told it would be needed by a hardware/OS specialist friend. [ September 17, 2002: Message edited by: Luther Adon ]