I'll simplify the setup of Tomcat + Mysql for you.
1. Things you need:
b) MySQL Server & Client install
c) JVM (JDK and not JRE)
d) MySQL JConnector for JDBC connectivity
2. Things you need to know:
a) Tomcat by default uses port 8080
b) MySQL by default uses posrt 3306
c) Stick to the default settings unless there is a specific need
3. Install JDK first followed by Tomcat
4. Test your Tomcat install by pointing the browser to http://localhost:8080
5. Install MySQL and test it as follows
6. Unzip the MySQLJConnector and put the .jar file into
Thats all you need to set up JSP using MyQSL
Hope this info helps.