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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: mysql 4.0.16 on win98

    Hi,

    I installed mysql 4.0.16 (22.7M) for Windows but had problems starting msyql. When I double-clicked on winmysqladmin.exe, the program started but then hanged (Not responding).

    I have been able to run myslq 3.23.58 on the same machine.

    Before installing 4.0.16, I removed 3.23.58 using Window's Add and Remove Programs.

    Am I missing something? I've the MySQL ODBC driver 3.51 installed and that works with MySQL 3.23.58. Should I be gettig the 3.52 ODBC driver (but it doesn't seem to be available yet)?

    Please help

  2. #2
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    Wink

    You're going to need to try to identify what it's hanging on. You can "guess" all day but that just won't help. If there's any sort of log-file produced then that would be the place to start.

    Also check the mysql web-site to see if there are any reported problems. Win98 implements the 32-bit Windows architecture only to a certain extent, and it's possible that the most recent MySQL version has an incompatibility. If it does, it's probably been reported already...
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    Re: mysql 4.0.16 on win98

    there should be an error log at (default location):
    c:\mysql\data\<machine_name>.err

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    Thanks, sundialsvcs and vanekl

    I finally solved the problem. What I did was I removed the entire directory c:/mysql manually, then installed 4.0.16. Now I'm able to start winmysqladmin.exe.

    Previously, I removed the older MySQL versions using Window's Add and Remove. That had the advantage of keeping the existing databases but I wasn't able to get 4.0.16 up and running.

    As most of the databases were for learning purposes, I decided to try my luck by manually deleting the entire mysql directory. That worked!

    I was trying to implement Foreign keys and Referential Integrity as well as Fulltext searches using examples from Mysql by Pual DuBois, Second Ed, to aid my understanding. I was disappointed when I couldn't get them to work because my previous MySQL version didn't allow INNODB.

    I have just experimented with Foreign keys with the new install 4.0.16 and it works as expected

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