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  • I have this problem during installation:
    when i run wp-admin/install-config.php, i put all parameters for DB, but it cannot create file “wp-config.php”. So, as written in readme, i edit wp-config-sample.php and insert name, username, password and host of db and save it as “wp-config.php”. When i try to run wp-admin/install.php, i have:
    “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php”
    What’s the problem?

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  • install.config.php doesn’t work. Try searching for Spacemonkey’s fix and re-installing.

    i tried to replace Spacemonkey’s files (install.php, install-config.php and upgrade-functions.php) but always that message occurs (i have also cleaned cache and re-upload all files). 🙁

    That’s odd, because install.php and all the files it uses (and even the files they use as well) don’t contain the error message you’re receiving. That message (AFAIK) is only located in wp-settings.php, which is not involved in the install process at all. Are you sure you’re accessing wp-admin/install.php?

    I got this message when I specified the table_prefix incorrectly.
    Correcting the table prefix took care of the problem.

    Spacemonk, I’m getting the same error, and yes, it seems it’s output via wp-settings.php. However, this is required by wp-config.php, which in turn is required by install.php.
    Has anyone solved this? (I’ve not touched the table_prefix, so I don’t think that’s a problem.)

    I am facing a similar problem. I was able to successfully create the config file but when i try to run install.php this message is thrown up.
    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.
    when i click on install.php, i get a page not found error
    pls help. Alternatively, from where i can pick up a previous working build.

    When I try to access install.php through it’s correct directory, it doesn’t work and suggests “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php”. The link it suggests is”wordpress/wp-admin/wp-admin/install.php” which is an error in the script.
    So unfortunately, I’m getting the exact same error.
    Very frustrating. I tried the nightly build too with the same result. I too manually edited “wp-config.php” before installation.

    Based on your above link, it looks like you’re trying to install WP on your own machine and not a hosted server. Are you sure you have all the requirements installed properly on your machine (PHP 4.1+, mySQL 3.23.23+)? Did you set up the database? You may want to read other threads in this forum on how to set up WP with IIS on your local machine.

    I’d abbreviated the link, my apologies for misleading you. Oh, and I’m a different person to the one who originated the post. I however seem to be experiencing the same problem.
    I’m setting up on a hosted remote server, not my local system.
    I am installing it on a server with mySQL: 3.23 and PHP: 4.3.2. I’ve also created the mySQL database too.
    There really does seem to be an error in WordPress in that it doubles the path to “wp-admin” and for some reason won’t execute the install script.

    I’m having a similar problem – it appears that the install script is failing to create the required database tables, and when the install script checks for those tables it chokes somewhere in wp-settings.
    I’m looking for a fix at the moment and will post one if/when it’s found!
    [php newbie, but ‘professional’ programmer]

    I’m also having the same problem. Oddly enough, I installed WP on a different remote site a few days ago without any problems.
    Both sites are provided by the same company, however the successful install had a ‘clean’ db (no existing tables), while the one that keeps bouncing to the “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php” error already has tables in it…
    Also, I think the reason it is failing here: “wordpress/wp-admin/wp-admin/install.php” is because the link in the error message is document relative. Once it is clicked on once from the first error (/wp-config.php), if clicked again, duplicates the ‘/wp-admin’ part…

    Well, I dumped the tables from the working install, copied them over to the new db, and now everything seems to be fine. Odd that it didn’t auto-generate the tables though, like the first time.

    For what it’s worth:
    I successfully installed last week, but today I encounter the same thing on my home machine.
    MySQL 4.02 PHP 4.3.7.
    When removing the $wpdb->hide_errors(); in wp-settings.php I can see the SQL that pops the error:
    Database error: [Table ‘wordpress.wp_users’ doesn’t exist]
    SELECT * FROM wp_users
    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.

    Any ideas, anyone?
    I know I’m nagging, but an unresolved install issue means that potential users will go away. If I hadn’t gone through a succesfull install and became a happy user last week I wouldn’t try again after a failed installation…

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Sorry if this seems basic, but :
    – on the good install, where the mysql / php versions the same ?
    – have you tried a new database / starting over from scratch ?
    – What OS’s are you using ?

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