I am trying to use the pginstaller to install on a Win2000 machine. I do
have NOD32 installed but as I notice in the FAQ there might be problems I
have disabled it. I am running the install with all default options and my
install fails when initdb tries to run. I get a PostgreSQL 8.0 popup box.
Failed to run initdb: 1!
Please see the logfile in 'C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0\tmp\initdb.log'
That logfile gets down to
creating template1 database in C:/Program files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data/base/1
... Bad command or file name
could not write to child process: Invalid argument
initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/Program
I tried when beta 1 first came out to install PostgreSQL on a Win2000
computer and got similar errors and could never get to the bottom of the
problem. I now need to get PostgreSQL working to support a customers
application so am prepared to put a lot more time into debugging if anyone
out there can help.
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