Install XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at Root of D: or E: Partition?

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Install XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at Root of D: or E: Partition?

Postby GreenWay » 26. November 2010 01:30

Have installed XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at the root of the C: drive and all seems fine.

In general have preferred to have the data files on a different partition and keep the C: drive just for the XP Pro OS and the installed programs. It seems to make it simpler if it is ever necessary to revert to an earlier version of the C: drive using Norton Ghost, as no data is lost in the revert.

The other partitions are on a second, larger hard drive, with plenty of room.

Is there any reason to not reinstall XAMPP Lite at the root of one of the partitions on the larger drive, even though the PC would still boot from XP Pro on the C: drive?

That way the MySQL databases and PHP files would not be affected if it was ever needed to revert back to an earlier clone of the C: drive.
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Re: Install XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at Root of D: or E: Partition?

Postby JonB » 26. November 2010 11:13

You can certainly install XAMPP in either the root of D: or E: (even on thumb drives - "portable XAMMP' option in Setup)

One real exception:
XAMPP is truly cross platform, and its parts make use of things like regex - SOOO no folder names with spaces or special characters (that kinda leaves out Program Files, huh?)


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Re: Install XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at Root of D: or E: Partition?

Postby GreenWay2 » 18. December 2010 23:51

Thanks for your very helpful reply. (Have been having a problem logging in as GreenWay so for the moment am using GreenWay2 as the user name.)
All good wishes for speedy, complete healing to Madison!
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Re: Install XAMPP Lite 1.7.3 at Root of D: or E: Partition?

Postby JonB » 19. December 2010 15:19

Thanks Greenways, I'll give her a hug for you.
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