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Re: BUG #1669: reinstallation from scratch impossible

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Jacques CULOT" <jacques(dot)culot(at)skynet(dot)be>,<pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #1669: reinstallation from scratch impossible
Date: 2005-05-13 13:48:56
Message-ID: E7F85A1B5FF8D44C8A1AF6885BC9A0E490DE1F@ratbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-bugs-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:pgsql-bugs-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Jacques CULOT
> Sent: 13 May 2005 09:31
> To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [BUGS] BUG #1669: reinstallation from scratch impossible
> 
> 
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      1669
> Logged by:          Jacques CULOT
> Email address:      jacques(dot)culot(at)skynet(dot)be
> PostgreSQL version: 8.0.2
> Operating system:   Windows 2000 pro
> Description:        reinstallation from scratch impossible
> Details: 
> 
> This is a possible case of bug in the installation process.
> 
> Yesterday I tried to install PostgreSQL 8.0.2 for Windows. During the
> process of installation I didn't pay immediatelly attention 
> to the process
> of password installation because this machine is only 
> accessible by me. I
> decided to skip the password and a default one was generated. 
> At this point
> I considered it was a bad idea to use the default one (too 
> complicated to
> remember) and I decided to go backwards to install my own 
> password. So I
> clicked on the "back" button and entered a personnal password 
> twice and
> proceeded to "next". At this point the installation blocked 
> because of the
> password. So I decided to abort this installation and redo it 
> from scratch.
> But it doesn't work anymore: the system has the default 
> password  in memory
> (and I don't know it) so any attempt to re-install the 
> database package
> fails. I do not see anywhere what to do to erase the 
> "scrapies" remaining on
> the hard disk. 
> 
> Thank you for solving this newbie problem in installation.

Just delete the user account and start over:

C:\> net user postgres /delete

Regards, Dave

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