Re-install (5 posts)

  1. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    You need to clear (drop) the database tables.

  2. Ketlan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    That's done, plus I've been through the registry and taken out everything that has the word 'wordpress' in it and I'm still getting the same error. Any other ideas?

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What setup do you have ?
    The registry does not get involved with wp.
    Open 'wp-config.php', and find the 'table_prefix'.
    It will probably be 'wp_'
    Change that to 'wp1_' and try the install.

  4. Ketlan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Ah - might be getting somewhere here. Whatever I type into that part of wp-config.php, or whatever name I give the new database, the response is always 'You appear to already have WordPress installed. If you would like to reinstall please clear your old database files first.'
    In an attempt to get through this, I even named it 'ketlan' and still got the same response.
    Obviously something's wrong but I'm buggered if I can see what.
    Oh, and the db 'ketlan' did not get created. I'm completely at a loss here (though, much against my better nature, I'm starting to get the hang of php files)...

  5. Ketlan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    This is madness. I can feel my braincells dissolving by the billion...
    I just ran upgrade.php. It seemed to work fine until I attempted to go to index.php, then I got this message:
    'We're having a little trouble selecting the proper database for WordPress.
    Are you sure it exists?
    Your database name is currently specified as wordpress. Is this correct?
    On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?'
    I return to install.php and get the same message I had originally (in the first post of this thread). Either the database exists or it doesn't!

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