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Help me to install phpbb 2 discussion board in my website

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I have a problem with installtion of phpbb 2 Forum in my website...
I am having a website named Also i plan to include forum with it.So i have added my forum in my sub domain named

Here is the steps what i done for installation

1.Based on Flash video tutorial which available in i copied my extracted phpbb files into my sub domain which located in my server
/public html/forum and copied files succesfully into the server using Filezilla uploader.

2.The next step I changed the file attributes for config.php to 666
By earlier the file size is 0 Bytes.After changed the value into 666 still config.php
is 0 Bytes..

3.I created my database named selvam_db in my SQL server version 4.1.21-
standard in my control panel. Then Databased password is password

4.Then i create a username and password for database as follows...
USER NAME : selvam_admin
PASSWORD : password
then i linked the corressponding databased with their user name and password.

5.Now i am ready for installation.
Now i am ready with my database name and USER ID and password for installation as follows.
Database name : selvam_db
USER NAME : selvam_admin
PASSWORD : password

Now i started my installation by typing in the browser window as
Surprised the installation was started....

As per Procedure i entered the following details for installation...

Default board language: English
Database Type: MySQL 4.x /5.x
Choose your installation method: Install

Database Configuration

Database Server Hostname / DSN: localhost
Your Database Name: selvam_db
Database Username: selvam_admin
Database Password: password
Prefix for tables in database: phpbb_

Admin Configuration
Admin Email Address: (This is my Email address)
Domain Name:
Server Port: 80
Script path: /
Administrator Username: clickonlinejobs
Administrator Password: *mypreferred securedpassword*
Administrator Password [ Confirm ]: *mypreferred secured password*

After Entering start install i got following error message.

An error has occurred during installation
An error occurred trying to update the database
CREATE command denied to user 'selvam_admin'@'localhost' for table 'phpbb_auth_access'

What is the Problem now ? Can You guide me to install phpbb in my website ??
I am a complete begginer Expecting Your Earlier reply in this regard

Thanks in advance

May 14 '07 #1
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It looks like the user you created does not have the permission to use the CREATE command.

How did you create the user? Did you grant him any privaleges?
May 15 '07 #2

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