I'm trying since a couple of days to install Drupal 5.1.2 and the process stops at the page named "Database configuration".
I have created a database on my localhost (mysql) name "db_drupal". The database is empty, no table inside. I come back to the installation and i fill the form like this:
- Database name: db_drupal
- Database username: my username
- Database password: my password

When i click on "save and continue", the same page reloads with the fields empty. I can fix this.
I've tried to fill the fields with bad informations and it prompts for errors...

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regi.bradley’s picture

You can try entering the database information directly into your settings.php file (at sites/default). I'm not sure whether this will work but it's worth a shot. Look for the line that says something like $db_url.

loycossou’s picture

i've found the line as you recommended but the problem persists. After changing the parameters to mine, i've reloaded the first page of the installation. But it's once again stops on the "Database configuration" page.

Another Idea?

regi.bradley’s picture

Have you granted all necessary privileges to your database user? If you have, I would probably try re-downloading the installation package just to be sure that there isn't a problem with the files you downloaded.

loycossou’s picture

hello.
I had already re-downloaded the files.
I've tried with the version 6 and the version 5. Same issue.

For information, i have renamed the default-settings.php into settings.php a sites/default. Is this correct? This is the only correction i've done. Is it all? Or is there anything i've wrong?

regi.bradley’s picture

Also make sure that you have write permissions enabled on the settings.php file. I recommend setting it to 777 while you perform the install. It should automatically change it back to the write-protected permissions after you finish the installation.

loycossou’s picture

Yep,
but i am on windows. I've just made sure that the file is not checked as "read only"...
Does Drupal work on windows? I'm using EasyPHP 2 on windows...

loycossou’s picture

Yep,
but i am on windows. I've just made sure that the file is not checked as "read only"...
Does Drupal work on windows? I'm using EasyPHP 2 on windows...

I shall test it online and met you know.

regi.bradley’s picture

I have actually set up Drupal on Windows before and it worked just fine. I'm not familiar with EasyPHP2 though. Were you able to get it to work?

loycossou’s picture

EasyPHP works perfectly here. I have many other CMSes such as Joomla (witch i have always used and want to leave to Drupal), Typo3, madeSimple and SPIP.
I can't understand why Drupal is making me ridiculous like this. I hate that.
That may be the reason why i'll be back to Joomla.

montesq’s picture

Hi all,

I've exactly the same issue on my server with the last 6.6 version. Once I've filled the database configuration form and clicked on submit, the same page is reloaded and I can't go through... (the parameters are good because when they are not, I well received an error message)
Contrary to loycossou, I personnaly use a LAMP server.
I'm going to check the last 5.x version...

loycossou’s picture

I've already tried the 6.x and 5.x version and the same issue. Hum...

montesq’s picture

Version 5.12 works correctly for me!?

loycossou’s picture

I have a idea.
Please, can anybody send me his version witch is working correctly?

Just for test.
Regards

montesq’s picture

I've followed the regi.bradley proposal :
When I'm on the "database configuration" page, I change manually the config file (settings.php) and once my modifications are saved, I click on submit in the database configuration.
In my case, I success to get the next step "configure site".
Note my password has special characters as @ so I need to convert it to %40 (instructions are explained in the config file).
Good luck.

loycossou’s picture

Wamp is another package like easyphp witch does the same job. I have wamp installed on another pc and tried to install the 6.6 version. Successfully.
I've already tried the bradley proposal by unsucessfully on EasyPHP.
I'm now sure that there are some settings acivated on EasyPHP witch are not compatble with the 'standar' installation of Drupal.
For the moment, i can't explore Drupal... :'(

loycossou’s picture

hum...
HOLA DRUPAL.
I have done exactly as you said. I came on the database configuration page and went to modify the settings.php file. I came back, filled the fields with the same informations and... magic! It began installing.

Wow, i feel, i'll spend a great night.
I now need to know how to create my themes.
Another question, what should i install? 6 versions or 5 ones? I want to have the most modules compatibles...

Answer?

electra225’s picture

Well, I have the exact same problem, tried the work around, made sure of the permissions, and I just can't get past this page. Nor can I find any info anywhere about problems at this point, so I am on hold.

aaronk’s picture

This also worked for me having the same errors.

sam.paranjape’s picture

I have same problem!
If i want to try manually chnage my username and password in settings.php then, where should I do in the file?
Actually in file I can see, 4 lines mentioning "username:password@localhost" do i need to modify in each of those 4 places?
Thank you.

Jud’s picture

I wish someone could help,i have a problem in my website i can access only the home page and when i am trying to click on a link it gives me that error:The requested URL /node/54 was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
what can i do to resolve that error?