Hello, I am having a similar problem with installing ISPConfig... After entering my MySQL server 'localhost', user 'root', and password 'mypassword', I got booted from the install. I followed some instruction to change my root password to blank and ran into trouble with the MySQL installation. I landed up uninstalling MySQL and reinstalled it using the instructions from http://www.falkotimme.com/howtos/perfect_setup_fedora_core_4/ , which is how I installed MySQL in the first place. Now when I get to the point where I start the MySQL service, i get: Code: [root@server1 ~]# /etc/init.d/mysqld start chown: `mysql:mysql': invalid user chown: `mysql:mysql': invalid user Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon. Starting MySQL: [FAILED] I must have lost something during the uninstall and I am unsure what it was... I tried adding the mysql user by: Code: [root@server1 ~]# useradd -d /dev/null -s /bin/false mysql ...no luck still. Would anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Then I can get back to my original problem with the ISPConfig problem. I am a newbie, so bare with me. I have setup everything as detailed from http://www.falkotimme.com/howtos/perfect_setup_fedora_core_4/ , and I am running FC4. Any help is greatly appreciated...thanks!