I installed 5.6.17 MySQL Community Server (GPL) to work with PIWIK 2.2.2 on the same server. I can login and use MySQL with no issues. However, when I try to run the installation I get stuck on the Database Setup. The Database Setup will not accept the login for the root or any other account I create in MySQL. Any help would be appropriated.
Error while trying to connect to the database server:
SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)