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From: Oisin Glynn <me(at)oisinglynn(dot)com>
To: Neil Bibbins <nbibbins(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Windows 2K Installation difficulties...
Date: 2007-01-25 18:28:43
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Neil Bibbins wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having difficulty installing PostgreSQL 8.2 on Windows 2000.  It 
> gets most of the way through the installation and fails (I think) 
> after trying to initialize the database.  The log message is:
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.
> fixing permissions on existing directory C:/Program 
> Files/PostgreSQL/8.2/data ... ok
> creating subdirectories ... ok
> selecting default max_connections ... 10
> selecting default shared_buffers/max_fsm_pages ... 400kB/20000
> creating configuration files ... ok
> creating template1 database in C:/Program 
> Files/PostgreSQL/8.2/data/base/1 ... Bad command or file name
> could not write to child process: Invalid argument
> Initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/Program 
> Files/PostgreSQL/
> I have removed all virus software, although I hope to reinstall it 
> after installation.  (Can PostgresSQL really not run as an application 
> with virus protection installed? Ouch...)
> I have tried deselecting the initialization box and initializing 
> afterward, but this also doesn't work.  Possibly I'm using the wrong 
> command, which is one that I found from a post from Magnus several 
> years ago.
> I have installed Cygwin, but this also didn't help.
> Can anyone assist? I've done many forum searches but nothing seems to 
> work.  I don't think I'm attempting the impossible!
> Thanks for any insight.  Much appreciated.
I am running on XP, 2k and 2k3 with various different VirusScanners 
without seeing issues (Symantec, AVG) Though 8.1.X not 8.2
Might you be hitting some permissions error on the folder/drive?
Are you logged on remotely (RDP?) or directly on the machine?


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