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Installing Problem

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:13 pm
by PeterLancs
Hey all i have put all the info and database names down and when i click "Start Install" it thinks... and then wants to download INSTALL.PHP any help please? cheers


should i say

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:18 pm
by PeterLancs
should i say

in Firefox it wants to download the Install.php file and explorer comes up with a page cannot be found :(

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:24 pm
by PeterLancs
i have tried a number of databases and they come up with 'critical error'

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:47 pm
by ckwalsh
You need to have access to a database before installing the board.

Who are you using for your host? They might provide you with a database

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:51 pm
by PeterLancs
i do have a database im using cpanel

see if you can make anything of it and the details i should put in??


Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:53 pm
by biscuitkeeper
Does your host handle php?

create a new file called phpinfo.php containing the following:

Code: Select all

Upload it to your website (anywhere as long as you know where) and open it in the browser (this will tell you one if you can run php.. and two the version.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:57 pm
by PeterLancs

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:13 pm
by biscuitkeeper
Am i right to say that you are trying to install the phpbb as a service offered by your host.. (rather than downloading, uploading an installing) ? Kindof like a one click install thing.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:18 pm
by PeterLancs
no i downloaded the phpBB2 stuff and am trying to install it i mean i am more of a flash/actionscript and html kinda person im a designer as a job but ive never in my life installed PHPBB ... nstall.php

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:32 pm
by biscuitkeeper
Is it definitlely install.php it is trying to download and not config.php?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:36 pm
by PeterLancs
yeah its install.php i dunno why, and i know why ur askin about the config but no its definatly the install.php,

can someone install it for me ^_^ :lol: lmao!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:53 pm
by biscuitkeeper
It can only be installed with the database name and user:pass combination which you don't want to be handing out to anyone :lol:

I suggest the following options..

MySql 4.x/5.x
your database name
your database username
your database password
your database prefix (if different)

like a honda.. it should just work!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:56 pm
by PeterLancs
ah could you explain :p

your database prefix (if different)


Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:00 pm
by biscuitkeeper
You have the option to set a prefix for the tables.. this allows phpBB to give each table an identifying key so it might create phpbb_users, phpbb_config if you have a preference for it not be "phpbb_" then change it 8)

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:03 pm
by PeterLancs
well its not because of that then, i wish it was esier, well when i get home ill use the mySQL database that was provided to me by my host please keep checking here cheers! :)