INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

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INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

Postby pbundy » 08. March 2009 09:31

I'm running Windows XP SP3. Does the installation of XAMPP have to be located in the system drive - in my case C:? I tried installing to G:/xampp and ran into all kinds of problems. Many thanks
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Re: INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

Postby Izzy » 08. March 2009 10:31

No you should be able to install to G:\ if it is not a network drive but a system drive or partition.

Instead of using the installer version with XP SP3 try the EXE (7zip) self extracting version and extract the contents to G:\ which will put all the files in G:\xampp then run the setup_xampp.bat file to set all the paths.

Then run G:\xampp\xampp-control.exe the XAMPP Control Panel and select Start Apache and Start MySQL but do not click on the Admin... buttons or you may have problems.

Then go to http://locahost and select your language and then test all the demos including the CD collection which will verify MySQL is working.

BTW C:\ drive is the default but is not essential to use this drive.
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Re: INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

Postby pbundy » 08. March 2009 11:52

Many thanks Izzy - I'll give it a go later today and let you know. Regards, Paul
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Have now unpacked Zip as directed. No problems. However, on the XAMPP Control panel, I am unable to start Apache. I do not think the paths can be set correctly. Control Panel shows:
Current Directory: G:\xampp
Install Directory:
So, it would appear the install directory is not recognised.

Have you any suggestions?

Regards Paul
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Re: INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

Postby Izzy » 09. March 2009 09:49

Paul, don't worry about the Installed Directory message in the XCP as it is hard coded, even my XCP gives that message, it also may say "*** Warning: Directory Mismatch ***" and this can also be ignored - Current Directory is showing that your G:\xampp folder is being recognised but, there is another reason why Apache can't start.

Go to your xampp folder and run apache_start.bat file and see what message is returned why Apache can't start.

Also run xampp-portcheck.exe and check that all ports are free.

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Re: INSTALLATION XAMPP WINDOWS XP

Postby pbundy » 09. March 2009 19:42

Hi Izzy - Many thanks for info. For some reason I now seem to be up and running - I don't quite know how but all seems to be working! I'll check everything out and get back if there are still any unresolved problems. Regards Paul
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