Installation Problem with mysqld.exe & log files

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Installation Problem with mysqld.exe & log files

Postby iskeen » 10. December 2009 16:20

I installed xampp 1.7.2 windows vista 32 bit using the extractor. Then I imported my databases into it. I saw this message:

Your configuration file contains settings (root with no password) that correspond to the
default MySQL privileged account. Your MySQL server is running with this default, is open
to intrusion, and you really should fix this security hole by setting a
password for user '.root'.

So I entered a password. Then I couldn't get in at all. It said change your php. I changed the config.inc.php but I had tried to deinstall and reinstall first. I removed my data.

Now, I cannot get a clean install. I get these messages:

Cannot create xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe
Cannot create xampp\mysql\data\ib_logfile0
Cannot create xampp\mysql\data\ib_logfile1
Cannot create xampp\mysql\data\ibdata1
Cannot create xampp\mysql\data\mysql\host.MYI

If I try to delete these files it says they are in use by another process, but I don't know what process I would have to stop in order to delete them and get a good, fresh, clean install.

So the install never completes and never puts the icon in the start menu or on the desktop. How should I proceed?

Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks in advance, Ilene
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Re: Installation Problem with mysqld.exe & log files

Postby Wiedmann » 10. December 2009 16:25

If I try to delete these files it says they are in use by another process, but I don't know what process

mysqld is still running.
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Re: Installation Problem with mysqld.exe & log files

Postby iskeen » 10. December 2009 17:06

Thank you for quickly stating the obvious! For the benefit of newbies (like me), here's what I did: as administrator, I renamed mysqld.exe to mysqld.old. Then I rebooted. Upon reboot I deleted mysqld.old and the log files (this was probably not necessary, but more like revenge (joke)). After that, I ran the install script and it ran clean.

Thanks again for your help!

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