MT Install and database

I’ve been installing MT (my first time, so bear with me if I’m being stupid) using the wombatnation instructions. When I try to run mt-load.cgi, I get:

Loading initial data into system…

An error occurred while loading data:

Connection error: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (111)

Do I just need to wait longer for the DB to be fully set up? Tt’s been well over an hour, the database host and admin user are showing as “active” in the Dreamhost control panel, and yes, I did recheck the mt.cfg file and as best I can tell everything’s right in there.


Never mind, apparently it was a waiting thing. Thanks anyway.