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settingss on convert

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Im struggling a little with the settings

i changed the board path to the old forum
and the prefix i am not sure of it at all


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Re: settingss on convert

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The information it's asking for is in your phpBB2 config.php file.
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Re: settingss on convert

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thx for reply im still getting a error tho :P

the error that i get is

Could not connect to the database, see error message below.
No error message given.

everything looks fine tho
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Information on how to convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3 is here.

Basically, you must have both phpBB2 and phpBB3 installed on the same server. After you have finished installing phpBB3 you will have the option to convert your phpBB2 board using the built in converter. The information it asks you for is related to the phpBB2 installation and can be found in its config.php file on the server. All of your users, posts, forums, PMs etc are converted. However, styles and MODs are not (with the exception of the birthday and attachment MODs which are supported by the converter). The phpBB2 database is not converted per se, it is merely read and converted/moved to the new phpBB3 database, so if it goes wrong your old board will not be affected at all. At the end of the conversion, once you're happy it's all working, your phpBB2 database and files can be backed up and removed if you so wish. They are not connected to the new installation in any way.
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Re: settingss on convert

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Hi guys sorry to bother

i tried the converting and tried everything so far im still not coming right

i get the following error


The table prefix you have specified is invalid for your database. Please try another, removing characters such as the hyphen.

my settings i got from the config.php file so all the info is correct now

DB username
DB Password
DB Name

So all that is fine any other ideas maybe ?
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It needs to be exactly right, exactly as it's written in the phpBB2 config.php file.

Assuming the phpBB2 board is actually working, that information will be correct.
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Re: settingss on convert

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:lol: i had that dam phpbb_ wrong i set it as phpbb 2.0.x LOL
its working thx alot Kevin
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