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  • after submiting database name, password, etc. during the installation. wordpress says that it can’t find a database.
    i use a tripod account and i’ve already activated php and mysql. what’s the name of my database and what username/password should i use?

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  • That is information that you will have to get from Tripod, your hosting company. :-/

    I’m having the same problem – even though I know all of my database information and plugged it into the blanks, when I hit submit, I get this error:
    Sorry, I can’t write to the directory. You’ll have to either change the permissions on your WordPress directory or create your wp-config.php manually.
    So, I created it manually, and get the same problem – over and over.
    What am I doing wrong??

    I am having the exact same problem as Mari. I know all of my database info, but it still says it wrong.

    Maybe your ABSPATH setting in wp-config is pointing to the wrong folder? Maybe you have a trailing slash and you shouldn’t?
    Those would be a couple of things I would check out.

    ABSPATH? And no, I checked all my “punctuation” and had my husband check it – all that’s fine.

    And I ws thinking that it was just me having this problem…

    Silly question, but are you still trying to load install-config.php? Because if you’ve manually edited your wp-config file, you should be moving on to the install.php file.

    It’s the install.php file that’s giving me the crazy error – regardless what I do, either manually or automated.

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