I have a problem with installing Magento.
I use table prefixes on my database table names and (apparently wrongly) assumed that because Magento can use a table prefix, that I could install another Magento client into the same database as an existing one and the table prefix would happily keep them separate.
When the installation failed, I searched for info and found a comment that the foreign keys use hard coded names and don’t make use of the table prefix name - thus causing key conflicts in the database.
So, having setup a separate database in order to try the installation again, I now find that the Magento installation wizard just starts from where it left off (trying to install with the previously entered information, and therefore the wrong database name/user/etc) - instead of back at the start asking me for database name and user etc.
I have closed the browser and started over again in case it was a session issue, but to no avail.
I’ve deleted var/cache files, and session files. No good.
I have searched for an answer to this but nothing is being returned for my search criteria and I’m now stumped.
Are the installation parameters stored somewhere in a file that the installation is picking up each time - therefore stopping me from entering the new (correct) details?
Any help on this would be appreciated!
p.s. It might be beneficial to include a note in the installation procedure that notes you must use a database that doesn’t currently have a Magento installation in it to avoid this problem. Alternatively, using the table prefix in the key names in the database would resolve it.