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Post by fred2028 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:15 am

When I try to set up phpbb, I get the critical error, could not connect. What do I do?

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Post by Dark_RIOT » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:17 am

be more specific...

are you pointing to the right database in your config file?

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Post by fred2028 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:22 am

Well basically, I'm installing phpbb2 for the first time, and I get the following message:

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database

when I try to install. I use PHP5 and MySQL4, and my user name and password are configured properly, since I am installing phpbb2 on my local computer.

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Post by Los Colcheneros » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:20 am

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Post by Los Colcheneros » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:39 am

Basically have you actually created a db to connect to :?:

Have a read here:

A Step-by-Step Guide To Using MySQL with ASP.NET - Part 1

Start reading from Step 3 - MySQL Administrator, if you have MySQL Administrator already installed then read Step 4 - Creating a Database.

MySQL Administrator Manual

Once you've created a new schema (db) don't create any tables as phpBB will populate the db. Make sure you set the previlages for newly created db for specific user (which would be you).
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