Windows XP - MySQL installed thru XAMPP

Hi,

I'm a newbie, trying to get rails up and running on my Windows
environment. I have previously installed XAMPP and have been using
MySQL through that installation.

Now that I've installed rails, I'm trying to run rake command
db:create for an application called "blog" which I created through
rails.

The error I'm getting is:

!!! The bundled mysql.rb driver has been removed from Rails 2.2.
Please install the mysql gem and try again: gem install mysql.
rake aborted!
no such file to load -- mysql

My database.yml file is configured properly. Even if I try and run
"gem install mysql", it gives me the same error.

Can anyone help me understand how to connect to my existing
installation of MySQL?

Your help is appreciated.

Jamie