Windows XP - MySQL installed thru XAMPP


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

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.