Migrating wordpress from localhost to dreamhost

I’ve got a local wordpress database that I want to migrate to dreamhost.
Here’s the steps that I’m taking:

  1. FTP over my wordpress files
  2. I do a mysqldump and import that data into my dreamhost wordpress database, after changing the database table prefixes in that sql dump file to the prefix in my wp-config file.
  3. Then I goto my domain and get the install page. If I enter in the blog title and email, I get a different set of tables in my database.
    Its like it wants to install new database tables instead of using the ones I just imported, so I end up with a new install instead of the version on my laptop.

What am I doing wrong ? I just want to move my tables from my machine to dreamhost, ftp the files over and be done with it :slight_smile: