pls help i am beginner and i am trying to create a simple Guestbook but i got error

"Warning: mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /index.php on line 43"

here is the code i use :

    require ($_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"]."/komara/config/db_config.php");
    $connection = @mysql_connect($db_host, $db_user, $db_password) or die ("error connecting");
    mysql_select_db($db_name, $connection);

    $name = $_POST["txt_name"];
    $len = strlen($name);
    //only write to datebase if there's a name
    if ($len > 0)

        $email = $_POST["txt_email"];
        $comment = $_POST["txt_comment"];
        $date = time();

        $query = "INSERT INTO guest (autoID, name, email, comment, date_auto) VALUES (NULL, '$name', '$email', '$comment', '$date')";
        mysql_query($query, $connection) or die(mysql_error());

    <title> Guestbook Komara </title>
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER[PHPH_SELF]; ?>" method="POST">
    <font face="arial" size="1">
        Name: <input type="text" name="txt_name" >&nbsp;
        Email: <input type="text" name="txt_email"><br><br>
        <textarea style="width:75%" rows=10 name="txt_comment"></textarea>
        <center><input type="submit" value="Submit"></center>

<table bgcolor="AAAAAA" border="0" width="75%" cellspacing=1"1" cellpading="2">
    $query = "SELECT * FORM guest ORDER BY date_auto";
    $result = mysql_query($query, $connection);

    for ($i = 0; $i < mysql_num_rows($result); $i++) [COLOR="red"][B]// here is line 43[/B][/COLOR]
        $name = mysql_result($result, $i, "name");
        $email = mysql_result($result, $i, "email");
        $email_len = strlen($email);
        $comment = mysql_result($result, $i, "comment");
        $date = mysql_result($result, $i, "date_auto");
        $show_date = date("H:i:s m/d/Y", $date);

        echo '
              <td width="50%" bgcolor="#EEEEEE">
                <font face="arial" size="2">';
                  if ($email_len > 0)
                    echo '<b>Name:</b> <a href="mailto:'.$email.'>"'.$name.'</a>';
                  echo '<b>Name:</b> '.$name;
                  echo '
                  <b>Comment:</b> '.$comment.'
                 <td width="1%" valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="#EEEEEE">
                  <font face="arial" size="2">
                   <b>Date:</b> '.$show_date.'


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Your query is wrong, typo in FROM. Also read the sticky thread in this forum on how to find out what is wrong.

omg thanks it was realy a simple mistake :) thank you pritaeas, about that sticky thread where it is ?

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