So I have been using NC since they split form OC. Was using OC for several years before that. Today I set about moving from an old server to a new box. Old machine was running Ubuntu 16.04 and the new box 18.04.
I downloaded NC15 and NC14 and attempted to install each one as a test site and attempted to go through the installation setup. I get the following error
Error while trying to create admin user: Failed to connect to the database: An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user ‘newuser’@‘localhost’ to database ‘new-database’
I have created a new user and given it full permissions because I see that the root user may have problems. This made no difference.
I have attempted to create the database first and not create the database first. No difference.
I have attempted to use 127.0.0.1:3306 in place of localhost no difference.
I am stumped as to how to get this to work. In an effort to test my server I downloaded wordpress and had it installed and operating in about 2 minutes. So the server is working fine. Could there be something missing setup wise. I am not seeing much in the log files during this either.
Thanks for any help you can provide.