i did install the mysql server and other things in step 1. howeever i re-did it right now and it gave me a sessage saying everything is uptodate.
when i type the command "/etc/init.d/mysql restart" it displayed the following
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
Starting MySQL database server: mysqld.
Checking for corrupt, not cleanly closed and upgrade needing tables..
and for "/etc/init.d/mysql status" it gives
Server Version 5.0.51a-24
Protocol version 10
Connection Localhost via UNIX socket
UNIX socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
uptime: 2 mins 2 sec
Threads: 1 Questions: 78 slow queries: 0 Opens: 23 Flush Tables: 1 Open tables: 17 Queries per second avg: 0.639
Any thing that you can think of???