db.ini SQL syntax error


So glad that this forum exists. I'm in the process of creating an Omeka site hosted on Dreamhost, but my one-click installation has not worked out like I'd hoped. In trying to import the db.ini file through the phpMyAdmin on Dreamhost, I encounter an error message that reads:

#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Database Configuration File' at line 1

I have no background with SQL to figure out what might be wrong with the file. I've copied the text here (minus the sensitive info). Many thanks to anyone who can give me some feedback.

; Database Configuration File ;
; Omeka requires MySQL 5 or newer.
; To configure your database, replace the X's with your specific
; settings. If you're unsure about your database information, ask
; your server administrator, or consult the documentation at
; <http://omeka.org/codex/Database_Configuration_File>.;

host = "mysql-1.coloredconventions.org"
username = "xxxxxx"
password = "xxxxxx"
dbname = "coloredconventions_org_5"
prefix = "omeka_"
charset = "utf8"
port = "3306"

You don't want to try to import the db.ini file with phpMyAdmin.

db.ini is a file of settings Omeka uses to connect to the database, it's not SQL code itself, and phpMyAdmin doesn't know what to do with it.

You just want to fill in the appropriate missing blanks for host, username, password and dbname, and then leave the db.ini where it is so Omeka can read from it.

I assume you encountered some problem when trying to get Omeka installed. What exactly went wrong, and were there any error messages (other than this one)?