I'm having an issue with MySQL installation on my 32-bit Windows XP machine. I followed instructions from the following book: Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL by Kevin Yank.
The book points us to http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ and look for Windows Essentials (x86) package. But I can't seem to find any package with that very name, Windows Essential (86). Without seeing that exact package I was looking for, I downloaded and installed the following package, Windows (x86, 32-bit), MSI Installer, found on http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/5.6.html.
When I perform post-installation task of trying to assign a password to the root user by typing mysqladmin -u root status into the Command Prompt, Windows displays an error message that mysqladmin cannot be found.
Now my question is: which MySQL package is right for my 32-bit Windows XP system? And in which URL can I find it on the MySQL site?
Your help will be much appreciated.