I'll try this with a different title!
I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 and have installed 2.1.4+(Build 20120213) on it.
All seems to go ok. We can get to http://localhost/moodle and the install starts. It fails on the "Database settings" page with:
Warning: mysqli::close(): Couldn't fetch mysqli in /var/www/moodle/lib/dml/mysqli_native_moodle_database.php on line 336
Error: Database connection failed It is possible that the database is overloaded or otherwise not running properly. The site administrator should also check that the database details have been correctly specified in config.php.
Warning: mysqli::mysqli(): (28000/1045): Access denied for user 'moodleuser@localhost' (using password: YES) in /var/www/moodle/lib/dml/mysqli_native_moodle_database.php on line 75
I'm new to both the OS and Moodle so I'm grasping at straws here.
Not convinced the database is set up properly but how can I check? Also, some of the instructions seem to be mysql, some mysqli. Is this important?
No config.php has been created yet, so I can't say what's in it.