Can't rerun the Installation Wizard

After installing Nextcloud 14.04 on Ubuntu 18.10 I ran the Installation Wizard, just like you’re supposed to. Problem is, I did it before I had the mysql database set up, and now I need to re-run it. When I try, I can’t get it to start. I know I’m doing something wrong, but I can’t figure out what!

You don’t need to rerun it. You can configure all the DB settings in your $nextcloud_install/config/conf.php

Here is an example excerpt which you can use as a template:

'dbtype' => 'mysql',
'dbname' => 'nextcloud',
'dbhost' => 'localhost',
'dbport' => '',
'dbtableprefix' => 'oc_',
'dbuser' => 'nextcloud',
'dbpassword' => '53cr3tp@55w0rd',

Just add your DB setting in there, and it should work. HTH.

Danke, Hans, but when I point my browser to “localhost/nextcloud” all I get is “file not found”. Not a 404 status code, just the words “file not found”.

Just move the config.php out of NC home directory and restart apache. See what happens. If it breaks completely, mv the whole NC directory out, download a fresh one and start again.

I had to do the latter. We’ll see what happens next. Thanks for the advice!

I did nothing. Please just report back what happens? Especially if it is a success. So that we can help future visitors?

Don’t sell yourself short, mein freund. You gave me wise counsel when I needed it! That’s nothing to be sneezed at.