newbie here. Thanks for this fantastic resource. I've installed latest (5.6.3) XAMPP on Windows 7 64bit and am following the Bitnami Drupal install (latest 7.34) as per this Wiki page but I'm stuck on the screen described in the "What is the default username and password for the application?" question on the wiki page. I've tried it leaving it with the default values, I've tried entering all sorts of values, but it just gives the error:
"The installer was not able to connect to the MySQL server. Please make sure MySQL is running and introduce a valid password to connect to the MySQL server."
Now this error is quite clear. MySQL is running (green in XAMPP, and mysql -u root works fine), and as far as I understand the default blank root password should be fine. So it's a mystery to me what's wrong.
What am I doing wrong?