Need Help installing phpBB v2.xx

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Need Help installing phpBB v2.xx

Postby Dacapo » 05. July 2006 23:18

I did manual install of XAMPP for Windows 1.5.3a using 7 zip .exe files. It went perfect! The Welcome screen and all demos work fine. Next I went to install phpBB ver 2. Here is the install screen, and the error page. I'm running Win98SE. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for the help!

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Postby Wiedmann » 05. July 2006 23:25

There are 3 blank fields...
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Postby Dacapo » 05. July 2006 23:57

Wiedmann wrote:There are 3 blank fields...


Ok, ... what should I use for a Database name and Database Username? I did try with those fields filled in, but the install still failed. Can you just make up names, or do they have to match the name of a database or something?

Please excuse my ignorance, I've never worked with mySQL before.

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Postby Izzy » 06. July 2006 03:01

You must create a database.
Then give that database a user with a password.
Then give all privileges to that user for that database.
This can be done in phpMyAdmin.


Example:
Your database name: forums
Database Username: phpbb
Database Password: 1X2yxG67B (change it to something like that or something you can remember easily).


In phpMyAdmin
Create new database - forums
Click Go

Click on Home icon left panel or back in your browser to return to main menu.

Click on Privileges

Click on Add new User

Under Login Information
User name: In drop menu select Use text field: In text box type phpbb
Host: In drop menu select Localhost: In the text box will be localhost
Password: In drop menu select Use text field: in the text box type 1X2yxG67B
Retype: type your password again 1X2yxG67B

Click on Check All
Click Go

In the next screen under Database-specific privileges
Add privileges on the following database: In the drop menu select your database name forums

Close phpMyAdmin if you have finished using it.

Now you should be set to fill in the info required in your phpBB 2 installation.
Your database name: forums
Database Username: phpbb
Database Password: 1X2yxG67B ( use password you entered above)

Use these instructions for every database you may wish to create.

You can also add more than 1 user to the same database using the above instructions.
This would be useful for adding another forum to the forums database but you would use a different Prefix for tables in database.
You are using the table prefix phpbb_ in the above installation where you could use vb3_ if you decided to install vBulletin3 using the same forums database.

Hope this helps :).
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Postby Dacapo » 06. July 2006 04:31

Izzy, thank you very much! Your instructions were great and the install went perfectly :D
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Postby roy gardiner » 07. November 2006 13:30

As a BRAND NEWBIE, my thanks too.

However, I'm too dim for this. I can install XAMPP and follow your instructions, I can unzip PHPBBB but I can't make the install process start, and I'm not even sure what question to ask.

Help? Forlornly?

Edit; several hours later I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and got the thing installed. What a :oops:

Thanks for everyone's help. XAMPP looks pretty good to me, well at least once I sussed it out (my fault, not its).
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