I've been trying to install WordPress MU http://mu.wordpress.org and i keep getting the error "Error establishing a database connection". I know i've entered the correct database name and username and password in the correct places in the wp-config.php file, but it still wont connect. I've read many posts about this error (for regular installs, anyways), and from what i've read, im doing everything right. So im guessing it has something to do with the MU version.
I found a few things weird about this particular program, which im not sure hold any relevence, but i'll mention them anyways. The wp-config.php file was origionally located in the blog/wp-inst/ directory. I edited it there, and when i tried to install, i got an error saying no such directory existed. It was looking in /blog/wp-inst/wp-blogs/wp-inst/wp-config.php, so i had to manually create that directory, then move the file there. Seems odd..
Also, i've noticed some htaccess.dist files. I've never seen these before, so im not sure what to do with them.
Anyways, i know i edited the wp-config.php file correctly, and that the database and user are set up correctly, so im at a loss. I also know theres nothing wrong with my server, because i have another wordpress instalation working fine. (a standard installation).
If anybody has any ideas, please let me know. I've been at this for hours :(