Problem finding paths after installation

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Problem finding paths after installation

Postby lionelengland » 19. February 2009 01:09

Hi,

I have been following the instructions given in the book Building Websites in Expression Engine 1.6 by Leonard Murphy.

I have installed xampp and it is running. Xampp status screen shows everything running OK.

On trying to install Expression Engine I have the following errors.

Unable to connect to your database server.
Unable to select the database.

The instruction in the book show server settings as.

URL to where index page is located. http://localhost/

URL to systems directory. http://localhost/system/

I have also been trying these, http://localhost/xampp/

When searching for database files files they show to be at C:/xamp/mysql

Would anyone have suggestions where I am going wrong?



Thanks

Lionel
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby Izzy » 19. February 2009 01:15

Before trying to install anything let's establish that XAMPP is installed correctly and working.

Go to http://localhost and after selecting your language try all the demos in the left hand menu in the Welcome Page.

If you get any errors let us know what they are and if no errors then you can go forward.



BTW, I see that you are already familiar with the Expression Engine forum...
http://expressionengine.com/forums/viewthread/106232/
...and you must also be familiar with the Documentation pages which must be read thoroughly - in fact their website will be the place to ask for assistance with Expression Engine not here, only XAMPP issues may be handled here.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby lionelengland » 19. February 2009 01:38

From the Orange splash screen.

Biorythms work ok.

Instant art looks like its working

Flash Art is a moving picture of text revolving.

CD Collection and Phone book look like static text.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby Izzy » 19. February 2009 01:47

CD Collection and Phone book look like static text.
What do you mean by static text?

You should see a form with text boxes and ways to manipulate the CD collection database.

Is MySQL running - green running in the XAMPP Control Panel.

What happens when you go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin



BTW this link you posted on the other forum is incorrect:
http://localhost/xampp/htdocs/system/

Should be:
http://localhost/system/

http://localhost is C:\xampp\htdocs\ folder.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby lionelengland » 19. February 2009 02:06

Settings I have are.

Server Settings

index.php
http://localhost/
http://localhost/system/

Unix


Database settings

localhost
MySql Username name

MySql password apassword

Database name expren

Database prefix exp

Non Persistent

The Xampp Control panel shows
Apache Running (blue box over text)
MySql Running (blue box over text)

On the CD screen I have list of three CD's,,, a red box to right to delete CD

Add CD table below with white areas to type in info.
If I add a new CD it will list with the others, and delete
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby Izzy » 19. February 2009 02:15

It looks like XAMPP is working correctly and you have created your database for EE and you have entered the details of your database in what ever place designated in the EE installation configuration.

The rest is now up to support at EE.

Good luck with it.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby lionelengland » 19. February 2009 02:16

Thank you for your time.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby Izzy » 19. February 2009 05:10

lionelengland wrote:Thank you for your time.
Your welcome and I sincerely hope you manage to sort out your installation issues with EE support, they seem to be quite responsive.

EE, by the way, seems to be Linux orientated in their documentation and so paths may very well have to be adapted to suit a Windows Apache/MySQL implementation - relative verses absolute etc. and full paths contained within quotation marks, for example "C:\xampp\htdocs\system\more-here".
Best Wishes,
Izzy
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby lionelengland » 19. February 2009 14:35

Izzy wrote:
lionelengland wrote:Thank you for your time.
Your welcome and I sincerely hope you manage to sort out your installation issues with EE support, they seem to be quite responsive.

EE, by the way, seems to be Linux orientated in their documentation and so paths may very well have to be adapted to suit a Windows Apache/MySQL implementation - relative verses absolute etc. and full paths contained within quotation marks, for example "C:\xampp\htdocs\system\more-here".
Best Wishes,
Izzy



Hi,

I have been trying with the full path from C:
This is not working either.

Changed all back to the "http://localhost/" paths, as explained in the book I have here recommending xampp installation.

I thought it may be file permissions but they have full access.

Still tearing my hair out, been up all night trying to figure it out.
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Re: Problem finding paths after installation

Postby Wiedmann » 19. February 2009 15:59

Database settings

localhost
MySql Username name

MySql password apassword

Database name expren

Database prefix exp

- Did you have a MySQL user with the name "name"?
- Have this user the password "apassword"?
- Did you have the database "expren"?
- Are there any tables, starting with "exp", in this database?
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