View Full Version : installing postgresql problem

01-26-2009, 11:20 PM
i have downloaded the demo version and plan on buying the full version very shortly i have a mac and am running parallels and can't figure out how to install postgresql when ever i try to install it, it always says " User 'postgres' could not be created: The User Account already exists" can anyone help me figure out how to get this to work... thanks in advance

01-26-2009, 11:24 PM
Please change the username to holdemmanager instead of postgreSQL

01-26-2009, 11:33 PM
should i change the account name? account domain in service configuration or the superuser name in intialize database cluster

01-26-2009, 11:43 PM
the account name from postgres

01-26-2009, 11:46 PM
i get the same message

01-27-2009, 07:33 PM
i still can't figure this out can anyone help?

01-27-2009, 07:39 PM
Uninstall PostgreSQL, the delete the PostgreSQL folder in C:\Program Files (thats assuming you dont have a previous database otherwise youll need to backup your database first) then follow these instructions to install PostgreSQL


I presume your getting that message that you see in the FAQ at step 7 and as per the FAQ just try a different username like holdemmanager and if that dosent work try something else

If the error appears at a diiferent stage than step 7 then post a screenshot of it

01-27-2009, 09:03 PM
its not step 7 its after it starts going through the actual installation process and how do i post an image would do so if i knew how?

01-28-2009, 08:31 PM
See here how to post a screenshot http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=71060

01-30-2009, 05:39 PM
[img=http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/544/picture2gc7.th.png] (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2gc7.png)

that is the error there...

01-31-2009, 12:41 PM
Im just seeing an advert when i load that Pic, also when your posting the Pic its better to save it as a jpeg as its much smaller in size than a PNG file