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Creating a MySQL Database in Learning SQL Chapter 2

I'm only on chapter 2 of the book and I'm completely stuck.

First, as others have posted, version 6 does not exist. I did my best to install 5.7, but the instructions in the book only vaguely match the 5.7 installer. I couldn't find several of the options that the book asks me to select.

Then table 2-1 seems to leave out steps. When I try step 3, entering "mysql -u root -p" in the command window, it gives me the error:

'mysql' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I tried skipping to step 4 using the SQL command line, but it tells me I'm not connected and any attempts to connect using 'root' as the user-name and the password I used in the installation results in an invalid username/password error.

Am I missing something or did I just waste my money on a painfully outdated book?
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