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Re-installing over broken install?

  • I tried to install WP before having sufficient mysql priviledges (was missing ALTER, which caused install Step 3 to fail). I now have more priviledges, how can restart the installation process over again from the beginning?
    Whenever I go to wordpress/wp-admin/ I get asked to login.

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  • Use phpmyadmin to ‘drop’ all the tables inside your wordpress database.
    Then try to install again.
    If that doesn’t work, delete all the files *except* wp-config.php, reupload new files, and install again.

    I tried deleting all files and re-uploading. I still get the login page instead of the install page when going to wordpress/wp-admin .
    Can phpmyadmin be installed on a server where I don’t have shell access?

    Could you delete the wordpress database and then create another ? That would work.
    I don’t know about installing – you host really should be providing a database management tool, and it’s usually phpmyadmin.
    An alternate way is alter ‘wp-config’ and change the table_prefix from the default of ‘wp_’
    that should have the same effect as needing a full reinstall.

    hmmm, this forum software keeps chopping the last sentence or so.
    …so now I’m going to drop the tables and start over.

    yup, that did it. Thanks for your help podz!

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