Users who are installing from the Noinstall package, or who are installing a version of MySQL prior to 4.1.5 can use the instructions in this section to manually install MySQL. If you are installing a version prior to 4.1.5 with an install package that includes a Setup program, substitute running the Setup program for extracting the archive.
The process for installing MySQL from a Zip archive is as follows:
Extract the archive to the desired install directory
Create an option file
Choose a MySQL server type
Start the MySQL server
Secure the default user accounts
This process is described in the sections that follow.