Am a complete beginner to Drupal and Linux,
I have followed the steps describe in the link below:

Everything when well and when i tried to install Drupal it self i received error message .
the link under is a screen shoot of the error am having on my screen.
Hope some one can guide me, am eager to get started.


nevets’s picture

Did you follow the steps under 'Create a MYSQL Database' plus the next set of steps?

If yes, I would make sure the mysql server is running.

boban_dj’s picture

If you have Lamp stack installed, according the guide you were following,
this guide is for lamp stack (=xampp for linux)

this is manual, not using the Lamp stack
before the login in mysql make sure that mysql is started, in ubuntu:
start mysql server: sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
stop it: sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
mysql -u root -p
create database drupal;
show databases;
make sure that you see the database. Also leave the user creation for drupal out, you can make do it in the install script from drupal when it asks you.

If you follow this setup, it will run the setup script correctly.

To install MySQL, open terminal and type in these commands:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql
During the installation, MySQL will ask you to set a root password. If you miss the chance to set the password while the program is installing, it is very easy to set the password later from within the MySQL shell.

Once you have installed MySQL, we should activate it with this command:

  sudo mysql_install_db
Finish up by running the MySQL set up script:

  sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation
The prompt will ask you for your current root password.

Type it in. Enter current password for root (enter for none): OK, successfully used password, moving on…

Then the prompt will ask you if you want to change the root password. Go ahead and choose N and move on to the next steps.

It’s easiest just to say Yes to all the options. At the end, MySQL will reload and implement the new changes.

By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
... Success!

By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Dropping test database...
... Success!
- Removing privileges on test database...
... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y
... Success!

Cleaning up...
Once you're done with that you can finish up by installing PHP.