I'm trying to install MySQL on Windows XP using the .msi installer. When the server has been installed, an instance configuration wizard starts which enables one to configure options. Once I've stepped through all the options, I get to this screens which hangs indefinitely:
The only options I really need to configure are
- Innodb is default storage engine
- UTF8 is default character encoding
- Install as windows service
If someone could indicate how to perform the tasks above manually, then I guess I could use the .zip version of the windows installer instead.
Update: I've managed to install MySql as a service (thanks Sam), but I can't find the my.cnf file in order to change the other options. Do I need to create this file myself somewhere?