I am trying to load a demo site on the www of 1.9 to test drive some of the features. I loaded beta version and modified the $CFG->dbhost and dbuser as per the instructions, renamed the config.php file, and uploaded that to the moodle file. When I navigate to the web site and continue with the install, I still get the following message:
Type: fixed to "mysql" by the installer
Host: fixed to "localhost" by the installer
Name: database name, eg moodle
User: fixed to "root" by the installer
Password: your database password
Tables Prefix: optional prefix to use for all table names
It seems that the mods to the config.php file do not modify the install code to recognize the new host site or the data base.
What else do I need to do to change "localhost" and "user"?