You can install MySQL on Fedora by su'ing to root and typing:-
yum install MySQL-\*
This *should* install both the server and the client. After that has done, you can start the MySQL server (assuming it doesn't start automatically) with: -
...and access the database with: -
mysql -u root
(Might want to set a password on the root account - Google on how to do this, but I believe the server install tells you how to do it as well)
To create a database with one simple table from the mysql client: -
CREATE DATABASE <name>;
CREATE TABLE mytable (
myID UNSIGNED INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
Insert some data into our simple table: -
INSERT INTO mytable(data) VALUES ('Hello World!');
And pull the data back out...
SELECT myID, data FROM mytable;
And see the table with-
Quit the client with 'exit'.
Google for MySQL tutorials if you want to know more. I don't use any GUI tools with MySQL myself, so I don't know any to recommend. Anyway, hope this helps.