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PhPbb: Critical Error Could not connect to database

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:58 pm
by PhantomKnight
Whats Wrong i whent to http://<your domain>/phpbb2/install/install.php. did every thing right and it said

PhPbb: Critical Error Could not connect to database

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:00 pm
by cybrid23
Is the database created?

Have you entered in the correct info?

Make sure of CaSe...It is all CaSe SeNsItIve

If you are unsure of you database details, contact your host

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:01 pm
by Nekaid
Are you sure you entered teh database etails in exactly as is? Please review what you type in the fields and try again. If you still cannot connect, and you are 100% sure that you entered the correct info, please make sure your database allows connections. Please check to see if localhost or 192.168.2.* is present in the allowed connections.

i think so

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:08 pm
by PhantomKnight
ya i think everything is right

do any of u know how to make a forum using my sql,apache friends,navicat and phpbb2?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:20 pm
by Nekaid
Um...no. Please start a new topic if your looking for that kind of help.

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:43 pm
by espicom
Your MySQL server must be running.
You must have a valid username/password for that server.
The database must already exist.
The username/password must have privileges to operate in that database, including the CREATE, DROP, ALTER, SELECT, INSERT, DELETE privileges.

If any of those are not correct, you will get the "can not connect" error message.

Try running contrib/dbinformer.php instead of install/install.php, and see where your connect chain is broken.