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    When I attempt installation, I get to this step:

    Attempting to attach to database...

    Connection succeeded! The database already exists.

    Click here to continue -->

    After clicking, I get this error message:

    Creating table access

    There seems to have been a slight problem with the database.
    Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.
    An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.
    It's all pretty vague, anyone know what might be causing it?

  • #2
    View the source of the page and post the full error message here.

    Most likely the error message is saying the 'access' table already exists. Did you run the setup before?

    If this is a new install of vBulletin and you don't have anything else in your database I would recommend you clear out your database then try the install again.


    • #3
      <!-- Database error in vBulletin Installer :

      Invalid SQL: CREATE TABLE access (
      userid int(10) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
      forumid smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
      accessmask smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL
      mysql error: Table 'access' already exists

      mysql error number: 1050
      You were right, however...I'd already tried it a number of times before, including one time where I deleted the existing database and created a brand new one and still got an error. I also get an error when I try to clear the DB with the vB install form. I'll try again and report back, thanks for the help so far though


      • #4
        Ok, I cleared it and got a different error when trying to install again:
        <!-- Database error in vBulletin Installer :

        Invalid SQL: ALTER TABLE access ADD UNIQUE (userid,forumid)
        mysql error: Access denied for user: '[email protected]' to database 'neoshinra_underclocked'
        I don't understand how I get "Access denied" when all my config.php info is correct x_X;


        • #5
          From that error it looks like you don't have MySQL ALTER command privileges to your MySQL database.

          I would contact your host and ask them to give you permission to run the ALTER command on the database.


          • #6
            I'll enquire about that, thanks for the help.


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