I am trying to update magento keeping my old database files. I have copied and created a new database for the new version of magento. I can initiate the installation and proceed to the point I enter in my database information.
After I enter in this information it loads, but eventually stalls out and hangs on a blank page with no error codes or information. I have tried multiple installations, and nothing has worked yet. Eventually after trying everything, I installed to a new empty database and installation went fine.
Perhaps I am not waiting long enough on the blank screen? Or is it a problem with the database itself being too large?
Please help! I have been working on this for hours and still not able to get the update installed and had to switch back to my 1.5.1 site.
Thank you in advance!