first of all, i think i need to make clear that neither one of the boards are giving me any error messages.
Now, to give as much info as possible, i replicated the entire thing, and wrote a little log of what exactly happened:
old board: smf 1.0.5
installed board: phpBB2.0.17
unix server, mysql
First i installed a clean copy of phpBB2 on the smf database which i want to convert,
then i upload the needed files.. blahblah.
ok so now,
http://www.gamer-powered.com/phpBB2/convert/ is where i direct my (firefox) browser
after that, i end up at the converter panel, my "old" smf forum was located in /forums so i enter
http://gamer-powered.com/forums/ for the address of my former forum, and ../forums/ in the forum path.
i'm leaving the admin password on default, since it's not very hard to change it in the profile settings, now is it?
note: i did change it afterwards, so trying to login will not work ^^
next, the converter tells me it cant write the converted files directly, so i use FTP access to let it upload the modded files automaticly.
Then i see the forum, it looks promising, when not logged in i see all the stats of the "old" smf board(well, the ones that are normally visible to guests), but there is only 1 registered user: the head admin. when i log in, i see the catagories, and topics, but no usernames, and when i open one of them up, they are empty. So let's see what happens when i make a new account.
now the posts of the 2nd person who originally registered on the smf board ( which happens to be me ) are starting to pop up, and the topics which that user created are also visible, the profile still is'nt working, it's empty, as are the post counts( even from the succesfully converted admin, but i'm not aware if it's is supposed to "forget" the post counts).
this keeps on happening 'till i registered all 45 members ( i havent fully tested this, but thats what im guessing will happen ). To try and test this idea, i registered 5 more accounts, and yes, thats how this seems to work. all 6 account's posts are starting to pop up now, yet still no profiles have been converted. Now let's see whats in mysql.
for this, im using phpmyadmin by the way. in the original smf db(smf_members), i can see all my members, with their info, while when i look at the corresponding phpBB section(still in the smf db, for your info), this is called phpbb_users, and it only has the following info:
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Full Texts user_id user_active username -1 0 Anonymous 2 1 admin's name ( i'm not posting his name because of privacy issues ) 3 1 test
that's it. However it does seem to be the case that the posts are being converted just fine, while the accounts mess up ( i was thinking this may be happening because there aren't enough accounts on the phpBB to transfer the smf accounts to )
so now that i made 6 accounts, the first 6 would have to be convertable, since we now have 6 users instead of one, at least thats what i would expect if the bove would really be working, but after trying that, i found out that that wasn't really working, i ended up with only 1 account, the head admin's.
So i added the test account again ,so other people can see what i am talking about.
if you would like to take a look at the current state of the phpBB board, feel free to look around on the test account, the username is test, the password is the same as the username, the forum can be visited at http://gamer-powered.com/phpBB2
i hope that's enough information for you, if not, let me know