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INSTALL PROBLEM: Install won’t proceed past download step
 
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I follow the instructions and download the install zip archive to my machine then upload them to a folder “ magento2’ on my site.

I then type http://www.mysite.com/magento2 and I get the install wizard

The downbloader starts and transfers a bunch of files then confirms it finished ok.

I then get the downloader screen again, asking to start the dowlnload again,

It wont let me proceed.

WINDOW XP SP3, Magento latest download

I have the sample database installed

 
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I had success following these steps.
http://www.ias-research.com/blog/?q=node/100

 
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inktop: Upload the full package zip to your server instead of the downloader, as it is a more reliable way of installing Magento.

 
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Sindre:

what do you mean by “the full package zip”

do you mean upload the ZIP compressed files?

and what is the downloader?

 
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Keen: Thanks the reply is thorough, but exceeds my current skills set.

 
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inktop - 25 May 2009 03:58 PM

Sindre:

what do you mean by “the full package zip”

do you mean upload the ZIP compressed files?

and what is the downloader?

Magento is available in two versions: the Downloader which will download the files automatically from the Magento servers upon installation, and the Full Release which contains all the files. See http://www.magentocommerce.com/download

Many people have reported problems with the Downloader due to various issues such as network timeout, etc., therefore it is more reliable to upload all the files to the server before starting the installation.

 
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How does the downloader work?

What I did was download (the downloader files) to my local system, expand the files, upload the expanded files to a folder named “magento1”
then entered http://www.myurl.com/magento1

the downloader started

after it completed asked to rerun the downloader, and won’t go past thatlike in a loop.

 
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Instead download the Full Release to your computer, extract, and upload the files to your server (e.g. in a directory ‘magento2’). Then go to http://www.myurl.com/magento2 and complete the installation wizard. Make sure you use an empty database. (If your server control panel supports archive extraction, you can save some time by uploading the compressed file and extract directly on the server. If you are using cPanel, the built-in File Manager has support for this).

 
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I just downloaded the files from the full install.  Is it OK that there is a

“downloader” folder there?

 
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Yes, that one is used for the Magento Connect Manager which allows you to upgrade Magento or install extensions.

 
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For F’s sake, just stick with the system requirements and install it on CentOS for example. Costs nothing and takes you 45 minutes in all. Problem-free, headache-free dev install that won’t cause problems when switching to a live environment either.

Why is everyone so hell-bent on making it work on unsupported platforms?

In the time it took you to frig around, you could have gotten an old PC for virtually no money, download CentOS and install a perfectly functioning web server.

 
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I’m also having some problems going to the next step in my fresh install: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/43094/

 
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to J.T.:  Wow everything’s so “ F easy” as you so colorfully put it, when YOU know thew answer.  How coool are you when YOU get stuck, MFkr

 
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SINDRE:  I am taking the direction you suggested, already I have made additional progress. Thank you.

 
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