Mysql 5.0 0n Windows 98 S.E?

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howard.a.s

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I have been following the tutorial below in order to install mysql 5.0 onto a machine running Windows XP S.P 2.

The installation goes exactly as described, with no problems.

http://www.festerhead.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=118

I also want to install the same software onto another machine running Windows 98 S.E, and all seems to go as described until I reach step 18 of the tutorial, at which point the option to 'install as windows service' is not available. When I reach step 19, there are no options to include security settings or passwords.

The installation completes at stage 22 by saying that it was a success.

However, in view of the differences during installation, will this installation actually work the same as my XP installation?

Should I upgarde my O/S on the 98 machine, or is this really necessary?

Any constructive suggestions welcomed.
 
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Should I upgarde my O/S on the 98 machine, or is this really necessary?
You haven't provided any information about what you're trying to do on the machine (other than run MySQL) but nonetheless I would highly recommend updating the machine to a newer operating system.
 

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Windows 98 simply isn't supported. Windows 98 doesn't have services, and there is no built-in security functionality.

From the MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual:
" To run MySQL on Windows, you need the following:
A Windows operating system such as 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows Server 2003. Only 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 2000 and later are supported; however, 64-bit Windows Vista is not yet supported. Windows 95/98/ME and versions of Windows older than these are no longer supported. "
 
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