I'm not sure whether this is a phpbb2 problem or a mysql problem. But I'll start here.
I recently installed phpbb2, latest available version. Did not have any problems except couln't use 'localhost' had to use my sql database. Everything appears to be working properly.
However, when I run phpMyAdmin (provided by DreamHost) and select my database, I see an Error on the bottom of the screen. It says "the additional Featuresw for working with linked Tables have been deactivated." When I check the "look here" link, I get "PMA Database . . . not OK. General relation features disabled." I am not a mysql guru so going beyond that pithy message does nothing for me.
Since everything seems to be working properly, I wouldn't mess with this except I am not shown the option to backup the database.
Can anyone help me? I sure hope I don't have to re-install because I have setup a bunch of forums.