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I'm working to install geeklog-1.6.1 in the BulkRegister.com hosting environment.

When I get to the initial stage of installation via /admin/install/index.php the Wizard dumps me out with the "Unable to locate Geeklog files" message. I know where the file is and I have a good address, but the Wizard refuses to accept the location.

I know the address is good, because it brings up the proper file if I use it directly in a browser address bar.

Question 1. What could be my error in directing the Wizard to the db-config.php location?

I have attempted a number of variations and truncations, but the Wizard refuses all. I am suspecting that the resolution is correcting my ignorance or noting some factor related to the indirect hosting provided by BulkRegister. But I need advice or suggestions at this point.

I do not have access above the public html directory.

Question 2. Should I restrict acess to the re-named geeklog directory before I proceed with the install?

Thanks for any hints.

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1 - ask your hoster for the absolut path

2 - try protecting it at the very end of installation

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Yeah it sound like you are putting in the website url as the file path to the db-config.php.

Try what 1000ideen suggests and use he absolute path. That is the directory path on the harddrive as the server would see it. For example on a windows server it would be something like c:\inetpub\geeklogwebsite\db-config.php

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