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Avatar lec0mte 9 post(s)

Newbie question:
I installed Bitnami Drupal (6.13) first and then updated Drupal to 6.14

When running the stack, in the database configuration it asks for the database name, username and password. Last two work but I have no clue what the name of my database is.

Any help?

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


You can find this info at /apps/drupal/htdocs/sites/default/settings.php file. You can find a similar line like the following:

$db_url = ‘mysql://bitnami:afbd19bdd2@localhost:3306/bitnami_drupal6’;

The database user is “bitnami” and the password is random for each installation, in my case “afbd19bdd2”. The database name is “bitnami_drupal6”

I hope it helps.

Avatar lec0mte 9 post(s)

Thanks, I found the database name, username and password. I’m still having trouble. This is what I did:
- install Bitnami drupal 6.13
- backup directory /apps/drupal/htdocs/sites/
- unpacked drupal 6.14 and replaced the files in \apps\drupal\htdocs
Now when I run the stack, I get the question of the database name. When entered, it sais Drupal already installed
- I replace folder /sites from 6.14 with my backup
Now when I run the stack I can login but get a 404 page:
The requested URL /Program Files/BitNami Drupal 6 Stack/apps/drupal/htdocs/index.php was not found on this server.

Propably best to wait for the moment that Bitname uses Drupal 6.14?

Avatar kingbuzzo 1 post

Hey, I got the exact some problem with. The update seemed to run fine, done on my local machine. And now I can still get to my default page. However none of the Navigation works. I get a 404 error whenever i try and navigate away from it. I put my site offline as per the instructions at

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Could you download the 6.14 BitNami Drupal Stack and migrate your data to the new installation instead of update the application directly?

Avatar melwyn 16 post(s)

i used bitnami and drupal 6.13 and upgraded it to 6,14 .. no problems and it works absolutely fine… you are not updating your drupal the right way..

Instead of unpacking it directly from the zip into the drupal directory ..I unpacked it somewhere else and just copy pasted the contents of drupal 6.14 into \apps\drupal\htdocs and replace all files .. now i replace the sites folder with my backup ..

Why do you run the stack in between …follow the instruction from the upgrade.txt file in the drupal folder .. It should never ask the database name somewhere you doing a mistake ..put your backup drupal back, start your website and do the upgrade as in the upgrade.txt

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for the clarification.

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