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So, I deleted all of the files and folders (except for the cgi-bin folder) in the root folder and tried to install it again via Fantastico. Still get the same error.
Then went into Fantasico, hit Wordpress, and removed the "unknown" installation that it had listed. Tried to install again and stil got the same error:
Here's the error I'm getting:
The installation can not be completed:
- You cannot install more than one script in the root directory of a domain.
Suggestions? I looked in MyPHPAdmin, and there is still a db in there with 10 tables, and it is definitely for the WP installation. Should I delete it? If so, how?
The Five Minute WP install really does take 5 minutes, and is very easy to use. I've started using that instead of Fantastico. With that install, you set up your database first with the name you choose, the admin name and password, and then do the WP install, providing it with the name you gave your database.
I did find the answer, though. I'm good to go now. Also, just updated to the latest version of WP.
This happens when the previous installation of a script in their root folder (primary or addon) was removed manually without using Fantastico to remove it, or Fantastico itself may not have removed the previous installation completely.
This can be corrected by logging into Cpanel, clicking on "File Manager" then on the folder icon next to .fantasticodata then clicking on the filename installed_in_root.php and removing the section of code that applies to the root in question.
An example would be:
$installed_in_root["domain.com"] = 1;
After this is removed, the script should then be able to be installed in the root of the primary domain or addon domain.