I'm trying to do the tutorial at https://www.howtogeek.com/120285/how-to-build-your-own-usenet-indexer/. It is going well but the only step that wont work is the "configure Mysql 5.5". For some reason after I run the commands it doesnt give the GRAY and PURPLE screen seen in the tutorial. I moved past the step and did the rest but now I get "Unable to connect to database and Unable to Select Database".
My goal is to create a web server and monitor it with Nagios. I am good with networking but new to linux. I dont need the server for much just something to test network performance on. If anyone has an idea for a better way to do this let me know.