installed Xampp on Win98se and cannot get it to work. When I open the control panel and click on Start for apache and mysql, a message comes up that says starting, but the panel never changes to the green running. When I go to localhost and check the status mysql is not running.
I have to shut down apache via DOS - can't do it with the control panel. Mysql never starts even though it say it does.
I tried starting mysql from DOS and get the message [ERROR] cant find messagefile 'c:\xampp\mysql\share\english\errmsg.sys' Aborting The path is correct and the file exists. I have double and triple checked the path names in the my.cnf file, php.ini file, tried setting the default dir when starting mysql from DOS - none worked.
I unistalled xampp and rebooted then reinstalled - same problem. So I uninstalled xampp and downloaded mysql from mysql.com and got the same response [ERROR] cant find messagefile 'c:\xampp\mysql\share\english\errmsg.sys' Aborting .
Does mysql not work on Win98SE or what do I do to fix this problem? After three days of searching the forums here and at mysql.com I am no closer to getting this solved and am about ready to give up.