After installing v3.5.1, I created a wordpress post, but can't find it in the database. The database has no wp_posts table as expected, and in fact it has no tables at all.
The post shows up fine after I publish it, then surf to it from another browser window. After making a change to it and press update, again I see the change in the post. I even surfed to from a different browser to rule out browser caching if that had anything to do with it.
From the wp-config.php file, the db name is 'wordpress':
phpMyAdmin shows wordpress db exists, but is empty and I confirmed this by accessing mysql directly. After "use wordpress;" and then "show tables;", mysql reports there are no tables in the 'wordpress' database.
So, I can somehow make posts that I can see with the browser, but cannot find any tables in the wordpress database. Any suggestions? Thanks.