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Invalid DB Type [message #40170] Sat, 19 January 2008 04:46 Go to next message
jako7444 is currently offline  jako7444   Australia
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Hi there,
I am trying to install the latest version and have ran into a problem. I have read other posts relating to this, but they didn't help me.

On page 2 of install, there is no option to select the database type. It doesn't have a drop-down box, the value is automatically filled in as "Using". After filling in the rest of the info on the form and continuing, I get the message "Invalid DB Type".

I tried to open the install.php file in Ultra Edit, but got only heiroglyphics (ASCII ???). I am not very computer literate, so I don't know what to do from here.

Is there another install file that I can download from somewhere?

I am trying to install on a Linux Server with PHP 5+ and SQL 4+.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Di

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Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40185 is a reply to message #40170] Sun, 20 January 2008 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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What database interfaces your PHP includes?

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Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40194 is a reply to message #40185] Mon, 21 January 2008 00:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,
I'm sorry, I don't understand.
Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40286 is a reply to message #40170] Mon, 04 February 2008 04:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dewholer is currently offline  dewholer   Poland
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Hi!

I've got the same problem, and I need help.
I'm using PHP 5.2, MySQL 5.0. Here's the screenshot:
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb285/dewholer/error_fudforum.jpg


Please do somethink about this, beacause I have to install Fudforum!
Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40293 is a reply to message #40286] Mon, 04 February 2008 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you using mysql or mysqli extension? FUDforum supports only mysql or pdo_mysql extensions.

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Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40296 is a reply to message #40170] Tue, 05 February 2008 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dewholer is currently offline  dewholer   Poland
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I'm using MySQL, only MYSQL.
Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40299 is a reply to message #40296] Tue, 05 February 2008 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can you try applying the following patch to install.php

http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11802


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Re: Invalid DB Type [message #40441 is a reply to message #40299] Fri, 29 February 2008 12:47 Go to previous message
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I had the above problem regarding database type.

I was trying to install version 2.7.7 (also tried 2.7.6, same result).
I have php v5.2.5 with mysql (not mysqli) extension and apache v2.2.6-r7 under linux.
The first page of the install script says that mysql extension is enabled and extension_loaded('mysql') returns true.
I tried to apply the patch linked from the previous post, but it was rejected by patch. However, I could apply it manually.
With the patch, it selects mysql properly.

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