Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

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Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by jcss533 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Joomal 1.7 new installation hangs forever (displaying rotating circle) in step 1 after selecting English language. Win7 Prof, Wamp 2.1e, Apached 2.2.17, PHP 5.35, MySql 5.5.8, MSIE v8.0

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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by smooth_dudes » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:37 am

I have the exact same problem installing a fresh 1.7. I am using ubuntu 11.04, apache2, php5, mysql 5.1

I get the following apache error:

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[Wed Aug 10 14:13:40 2011] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] PHP Warning:  session_start(): open(/var/lib/php5/sess_u07e2schc6j0t5boggr5f00rj0, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in /var/www/joomla/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 462, referer: http://localhost/
[Wed Aug 10 14:13:40 2011] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] PHP Warning:  session_write_close(): open(/var/lib/php5/sess_u07e2schc6j0t5boggr5f00rj0, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in /var/www/joomla/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 598, referer: http://localhost/
EDIT:
i solved my problem by changing permissions for /var/lib/php5/ to ugo+rwx.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by pixeltop » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:54 pm

SOLVED!!

Hi, i was having the same problem while trying to install on joomla 1.7 on localhost.

i then tryed to install a previous version. Joomla 1.6.6 at the time. That version gave me and error with the "session.save_path" variable in the php.ini. i just had to set it to a valid directory. it was "c:\tmp" and i switched to "c:\temp" wich is an actual folder.

SOLVED my problem with both versions.

See ya
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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by qivva » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Hi

I was having the same problem. I was installing in a subdirectory on a site which already has Joomla install. I think the root .htaccess was getting in the way of the new install.

Anyway - I changed the htaccess.txt in my subdirectory to .htaccess and enabled the RewriteBase / line.

And now I get to Step 2.

:)

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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by cladironbeard » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:21 pm

I just ran into this issue as well. I resolved it once i noticed that the session.save_path in the phpini was incorrect.

This looks like it same issue you are having. check your phpinfo() and command line "cd" to the location in your phpinfo(). best way to know if its correct.

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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by slimm » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:08 am

This seems to be a general issue with the way Joomla parses the base path for folder access, when you click the next button to go from the Language Screen to the Pre-Installation Check.

Several posts on this issue all point to the RewriteBase line in the htaccess.txt or .htaccess file.

My theory is if J1.73 is installed in a "non-standard" location, it seems to have an issue with finding the correct folder path.

For me I installed J1.73 in a sub-domain, and I suspect that if installed in a root folder, that the installation would proceed normally. I will be installing a second site later this week as a root domain and will post an update if I confirm this.

Thanks to all those that have posted their solutions - pointed me in the right direction - I tested the changes suggested here and the only change that worked was to enable the RewriteBase / line as suggested by qivva.

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Re: Joomla 1.7 Installation Hangs Step 1

Post by tharange » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:43 am

Problem with Session. If you are in a sheared hosting use /tmp or any other place to store session data.

Set in php.ini

session_save_path=/tmp

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.s ... e-path.php


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