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I know this issue SHOULD go on the Acquia Drupal forum, but the first problem is that the forum is not working. I created a new account. I'm logged in. But I get "You are not allowed to post new content in this forum." at the top of any forum page. There are no directions for how to acquire posting privileges, if that's how you do it there. And, reading other issues posted for the same message (on forum installations), I'm lead to assume that Acquia is having troubles with their new forum and they don't know it.
What lead me there is an entirely more important problem for me, the error that I get while installing the Acquia Drupal Dev Desktop:
"Problem running post-install step. Installation may not complete correctly. . . . . Setup::WaitMySQLStart() MySQL start timeout. Setupscript fail."
I try to launch my site via the Acquia control panel, I receive the error:
Process 'MySQLserver database server' failed to start
By the way, I'm installing on a VirtualBox version of Windows 7 that I just installed, just in case Windows configuration has anything to do with it.
Thank you in advance for help!