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ANSWERED BY ME: I used a different FTP client (filezilla) and this time it yielded good results. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong with the upload but it might have something to do with secure file transfer - not sure. Before you start deleting your databases or anything else, try using Filezilla (or another ftp client) and reupload your files..


[11-Jan-2012 12:19:37] PHP Question2Answer MySQL query error 1146: Table 'mysite_mydb.qa_options' doesn't exist - Query: (SELECT 'options' AS selectkey, title, content FROM qa_options) UNION ALL (SELECT 'time', 'db_time', UNIX_TIMESTAMP(NOW()))

After spending a good half hour trying to figure out what is wrong with the install and why it sticks on the install button, I found this in the directory error log. Not a permissions error. There is nothing in the empty database either. I had the same inability to install from 1.4 which is why I decided to use the beta.

Q2A version: 1.5b2
Do you have any plugins installed apart from the standard ones?
Thanks for the reply. Nothing at all. Raw install. http://m00.biz/Bos46y

I tried all of the following:
- install in root / subidrectory
- remove / blank the .htaccess file (404 or 403 errors)
- set permission on install directory to 777 or 755
- delete database and start over
- add in ending php tag into config
- tarred install zip and untarred directly in install directory on server
- edited config on server and also tried editing in windows using text editor

Looked for a db dump but this isn't an option. I'm out of answers. :)
My solution worked on one site but not another. This is almost definitely some security issue on the server, not sure what. I run my own server and can't identify why I'm getting stalled on this one server.

I solved the problem by installing on the other server which worked, exported and edited the sql file replacing the domain name and importing onto the new site. That works perfectly.

Hope this helps someone else. This is a terrific script.

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