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Installation doesnt finish, maybe a loop? 
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  1
Joined:  2013-03-04

Hi everyone

My Problem
The installation process does not finish. After waiting for a long time i get the 500 internal server error.
I took a look in the apache error log and found the following error
mod_fcgid: read data timeout in 45 seconds
Premature end of script headers: index.php

So i doubled the time to 90 seconds but it still doesn finish. This cant be right, i guess.
Im pretty sure i did everything mentioned in the installation guide, i checked the chmod of the folders several times and also used the magento-cleanup.php.

However, the MySQL Tables are being created so if i open the Installation again i get Base table or view already exists: 1050 Table ‘magento_catalog_product_entity’ already exists. After deleting all those Tables i get the old internal server error caused by the timeout again.

I have no clue what the problem could be, it looks like the installation is stuck in a loop or something.

My Server
Root Server
Octacore CPU
16gb Ram

Ubuntu 12.04.2
PHP 5.3.10
MySQL 5.5.29
Magento: Community Edition, freshly uploaded, never installed on the Server before


Thanks in advance.

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Jr. Member
Total Posts:  11
Joined:  2012-03-05

I’m having the exact same problem. Brand new dedicated server, have installed Magento 10s of times on similar VPS machines. I cannot figure this out. The install just randomly stops while populating the database.

Did you ever figure this out?

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