I thought this would be a cinch:
Installed WordPress via Fantastico Deluxe on a Hostgator account.
Logged in just fine.
Followed instructions for multisite install from one of my other installs:
uploaded sunrise.php into the wp-content directory, because that's what I have in my working installs.
Created blogs.dir directory in wp-content directory
Added lines to wp-config.php as per instructions.
Created .htaccess file, according to instructions in /public_html directory.
But when I tried to log into WP, I got an "Error establishing database connection" message.
With a retry, I got this more informative message:
Error establishing database connection
If your site does not display, please contact the owner of this network. If you are the owner of this network please check that MySQL is running properly and all tables are error free.
Could not find site mm24-7.com. Searched for table wp_blogs in database mm247_wrdp1. Is that right?
What do I do now? Read the bug report page. Some of the guidelines there may help you figure out what went wrong. If you’re still stuck with this message, then check that your database contains the following tables:
And sure enough, those tables are all missing.
What would cause this sort of problem? Could it be a host issue? (We're having problems with the Weaver theme on another install, and my partner figures it may be a hosting issue, but we don't know just what questions to ask, etc.
Oh, yeah, and if it's not a hosting issue, what do I do about those missing databases. Couldn't find instructions specific enough for a dummy like me. :( (IOW, I have no idea what options are needed for each of those tables.)