USB Drive-What actually means root directory?

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USB Drive-What actually means root directory?

Postby zembron » 15. November 2011 11:35

I'm trying to install a portable version of the XAMPP 1.7.7 on a USB drive.
I've got the zip file which unzipped will create a folder called xampp in the root of my USB drive. Is this the actual root or should I move all the files from within the newly created xampp folder into the root of the USB drive?
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Re: USB Drive-What actually means root directory?

Postby Sharley » 15. November 2011 11:38

What does the readme_en.txt in the xampp folder say about what the root of a drive is and where you put the xampp folder?

New users read these first:
readme_en.txt file.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html
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Re: USB Drive-What actually means root directory?

Postby zembron » 15. November 2011 11:53

As I said, when unzipping the archive it creates a folder xampp. My usb drive letter is E hence all the package files are in E://xampp. My question is: should I move all my files from within E://xampp to E:// to be able to work with relative paths and not running the xamp_setup.bat file?
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Re: USB Drive-What actually means root directory?

Postby Sharley » 15. November 2011 12:01

Your files are not in E://xampp but E:\xampp
The name of the bat file is setup_xampp.bat.

readme_en.txt wrote:* QUICK INSTALLATION:

[NOTE: Unpack the package to your USB stick or a partition of your choice.
There it must be on the highest level like E:\ or W:\. It will
build E:\xampp or W:\xampp or something like this.Please do not use the "setup_xampp.bat" for an USB stick installation!]
What do you not understand?

It clearly states the xampp folder is built in the highest level of a drive (the root) and you do not to put the files from the xampp folder into the root of the drive.

Nowhere does it suggest you move the files out of the xampp folder.

I believe you will have many more issues with a web server if you can't understand simple installation steps.


I will close this topic as your question has been answered.
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