Hi, I'm new to this and I've searched the forums for hours without success. I previously (and still do) had xampp working fine on an XP system with my datadir on an external drive.
I have just installed xampp under windows 7 and the installation seems to go ok and it works until I change the datadir to point to my external drive whereupon MySQL fails to start. This is what I find in mysql.err:
100113 21:08:49 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Table 'mysql.plugin' doesn't exist
100113 21:08:49 [ERROR] Can't open the mysql.plugin table. Please run mysql_upgrade to create it.
100113 21:08:50 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
100113 21:08:50 [ERROR] Fatal error: Illegal or unknown default time zone 'Europe/London'
I cannot find a solution to this and would appreciate any help.