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No admin login assigned during installation
« on: September 10, 2016, 06:34:27 AM »
Hi everyone.
I am bringing back my forum and used Mojo via Bluehost and noticed that according to the notification I have received an admin login and password, yet when trying to use it, it will not give me access and there is no user registered.
I have deleted the forum and tried another install and same thing.
What can I do to set up one manually or simply register and get that "newbie" account to become the admin of the forum?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 08:58:05 AM »
Hello!

Maybe you can try to upload the files via FTP instead of using an auto installer. If you don't want to do that, maybe you should notify the issue to Mojo and/or Bluehost.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 09:22:16 AM »
We really do not recommend using a host's "auto-installer", because we have no idea what they may have forced or changed in the settings.
It is always better to do your own installation from our clean installation package (as d3vcho noted)
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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 09:55:02 AM »
Thanks, guys.
I have followed instructions and entered the password here:
http://rhesusnegative.net/rhnegativeforum/administrate.php
But as you can probably see, the
" Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later. "
message is probably still there (anything you can think of that could have gone wrong?)

I may have to do the autoinstall.
Do I first have to delete the database and db user?

In addition I had a forum on that particular url until 2 years ago when the host server crashed and all files were lost and I had only an older backup from when the forum first started. That backup I have uploaded to the current database in hope to see the old posts, but nothing happened. Something I will probably wind up getting to once I get things running, but just mentioning it in case that you can think of an easier way to go about everything.

Thanks again for all of the replies.
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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 10:02:08 AM »
oh....   you are not even getting it installed?

You do realize that the user and database password are *NOT* the same as the admin account username and password for the forum?


However, if you are trying to restore and old forum, then you don't have to go through the install.

1- figure out what version the database was last updated to be...
2- upload the files for that version (e.g. if the database is 1.1.x, use 1.1.21. If the database is 2.0.x, install 2.0.11. If you had a beta or RC version, things might be more complicated)
3- use repair_settings.php to correct the database connection details and/or paths and urls.
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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 12:35:43 PM »
Sorry about the confusion, guys.
Yes, I have installed the forum.
To this url:
http://rhesusnegative.net/rhnegativeforum/
I followed through with the Mojo instructions and did everything correct (how could you not) and I did not receive an admin login.

The adding on of what I thought was the back up, I did after that figuring that might give me a login.
But now I realize that there is nothing on there, so I want to start all over from scratch.

So now I need to do first what?

Just delete all the databases associated and the database user assigned to it?

I ask because Mojo didn't let me try a second install until I did that.

Thank you again for your help.




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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 12:55:55 PM »
I will install manually as advised. New laptop, looking for new ftp client ... then let's go!

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2016, 01:54:23 PM »
If anyone is still around I would appreciate if you let me know a couple of things. Do I need to

Delete the folder /rhnegativeforum
All databases associated
the database user

before I can begin the install?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 01:56:19 PM »
Hello!

If you delete the files of that folder and you're sure that the dabatase is clean, you can use the same data.

IMO, I would create a new database to avoid possible errors.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 02:06:16 PM »
Thanks.
Deleted all files, created db, created user, added user.

What's next?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 02:09:01 PM »
Upload the download files (http://download.simplemachines.org) via FTP to the folder and then go to your forum URL. Then you'll have to follow the steps to install SMF.

If you get stuck, let us know. Also, have a look at this if you don't mind: Installing SMF

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2016, 03:07:20 PM »
Completed step 2 and everything seemed to go well, the 3rd page is blank

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2016, 03:29:03 PM »
OK, it worked.


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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2016, 03:30:37 PM »
Hello!

Can you log in as Admin now?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2016, 03:38:30 PM »
Yeah. I will delete the install.php file via filemanager.

It says however

 Your installation directory is still writable. It's a good idea to chmod it so that it is not writable for security reasons.

Does that refer to the entire /rhnegativeforum directory?

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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2016, 03:46:22 PM »
Yes, it means the entire directory. You should set as 755 for directories and 644 for files (this configuration works for most webservers, others allow 777)

With that configuration, I think the error should be gone. Also, have a look at this: How do I chmod? / what is chmod?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2016, 03:46:44 PM »
somewhat yes, but some folders still need to be writable like the cache folder and attachments.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2016, 04:00:04 PM »
Weird ... ALL directory files ARE 755 and all files are 644.
What do I change the cache and attachment folders to?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2016, 04:01:58 PM »
Those permissions are correct, leave them as is unless you have a problem.  Some servers block 777 for security reasons.


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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2016, 04:18:38 PM »
Those permissions are correct, leave them as is unless you have a problem.  Some servers block 777 for security reasons.



for security really the files/folder except for attachments and cache should be read only. but most dont know how or dont care to make the change. if the change is made this does effect the ability to install mods and should cut down on ways your forum can get hacked.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2016, 04:26:15 PM »
Now I'm confused. :)

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2016, 04:26:44 PM »
I do want to play it supersafe with this one.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2016, 04:27:08 PM »
Yes, it means the entire directory. You should set as 755 for directories and 644 for files (this configuration works for most webservers, others allow 777)

With that configuration, I think the error should be gone. Also, have a look at this: How do I chmod? / what is chmod?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2016, 04:57:41 PM »
OK got it. Is there a good adsense related discussion thread on this forum?

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2016, 05:03:16 PM »
Hello!

I think this is the best Mod for you: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=68632.0

Have a look at it and anything related to it please post in that topic :)

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2016, 01:04:59 AM »
Thank you. :) Just one last question:
I need a Facebook based registration and signup option.

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Re: No admin login assigned during installation
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2016, 09:27:37 AM »
I think there is only one currently available -- although I do not recommend it, since it depends on a third party system.
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