Yup, I printed out and read all topics. You are correct, this should be a piece of cake. All I'm doing is changing the config file and running install. So.. it will find the database by the name in the config file alone, doesn't need any path.
Ran install.php and same error - can't find DB. Have checked config file over and over and it appears fine. This must be something really dumb since there are only 3 pieces of text to change in config. Below is config file. I tried my DB_NAME as "truckeed_blog" as well as "blog". Tried DB_USER as "truckeed_anne" as well as "anne". Config and install files are in right places.
Any more steps I can take to troubleshoot? Thanks again!!
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'truckeed_blog'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'truckeed_anne'); // Your MySQL username
define('sam123', 'yourpasswordhere'); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
// You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix
$table_prefix = 'wp_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
// Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
// chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.
// For example, install de.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
// to enable German language support.
define ('WPLANG', '');
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */