stuck during install
My brain seems to have turned to mush this morning.
I installed a site on a remote server months ago, and it works. And about 6 weeks ago I installed MAMP and Zen on my local Mac and got it working just fine. But the db is full of extra stuff and mistakes, and I want a clean one, so I thought I'd just install a second DB locally and load in an edited text file containing just what I want in the DB. Good practice just before setting up this site on my live server too. Or so I thought.
Now I'm stuck. I created a new DB via PHPmyadmin and noted its name. Then I started through the install steps as before. But when I get to the Database Setup screen I end up with a "Connection to Database failed -- Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)"
I've tried various permutations there - with and without a password; using root or using my Mac login username. (I have admin privileges on the Mac; there's only one user on it.)
Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Or any idea how to track down the info I used when setting up the first local db? I just checked via PHPmyadmin, and user root has all privileges on my previous db.
Breakfast: the most important donut of the day.