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  • I an running apache2 and MySQL on a Ubuntu server and when i try to install i get the following error.
    We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the wordpress database.

    * Are you sure it exists?
    * On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?

    ‘wordpress’ is the name of my database and i dont know what to do. is there any prefix before the database i should be using.

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  • fixed it, permissions problem

    I was getting the same message as well.
    For me the fix was to add the user to the data base.
    In the MySQL control page, I ended up doing these steps:

    – Add the data base
    – Add the user
    – Add the user to the data base

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