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PHP errors after install but BEFORE first logon

6 years 2 months ago #53585 by natcen
Hi All,
Any help with this would be much appreciated. I have installed Limesurvey OK and the database is working well. However, when the install is complete I get PHP fatal errors. This happens after the point where you rename/move the admin/install folder and attempt to run admin/admin.php.

I have set the debug mode to 2 to display the following error:

Fatal error: session_start() [<a href='function.session-start'>function.session-start</a>]: Failed to initialize storage module: user (path: ) in ~~~~~~~~~\limesurvey\admin\sessioncontrol.php on line 36

Has anyone any ideas? I have checked my PHP setup and all of the required libraries and add ons are available.

Running IIS 6.0 (requirement of the company)
PHP 5.2

Many thanks

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6 years 2 months ago #53589 by Mazi
Pklease check if the "session.save_path" set in php.ini is correct. The folder listed there has to exist and has to be writeable.

Maybe searching the installation FAQ for "session" will reveal further information:

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