A Frustrated Beginner

I have tried everything in my power to get this program up and running
and it is not working for me. I have installed RoR on my Windows XP
machine. I have Instant Rails and Ruby on Rails and I am using Instant
Rails to connect the mySQL database to Ruby on Rails. It is not
working.

Everything works fine except when I try to sign into mySQL.
I enter my information: mysql -u root -p
Password: **************

This has been giving me fits. The error message says, "ERROR 1045
(280000): Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password:
NO). I have read up on this many times and I need someone that can
chat with me on an instant messenger or live chat to help me with my
problem, if possible.

After fixing this error I get others. I just want to get up and
running. :stuck_out_tongue:

I have tried everything in my power to get this program up and running
and it is not working for me. I have installed RoR on my Windows XP
machine. I have Instant Rails and Ruby on Rails and I am using Instant
Rails to connect the mySQL database to Ruby on Rails. It is not
working.

Everything works fine except when I try to sign into mySQL.
I enter my information: mysql -u root -p
Password: **************

This has been giving me fits. The error message says, "ERROR 1045
(280000): Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password:
NO). I have read up on this many times and I need someone that can
chat with me on an instant messenger or live chat to help me with my
problem, if possible.

After fixing this error I get others. I just want to get up and
running. :stuck_out_tongue:

This seems to happen to some people on Windows but not others...
really don't know why.

But Bill Walton figured out a solution. Here's one of his old emails
where he explained.

Curt

Just leave your password blank by hitting the Enter key when
prompted. I bet you are not using a password for root in MySQL. Do
the same thing for database.yml. It is not a big deal to leave out
the password for development. In production, you should have one.