[Mediawiki-l] Wiki on a Stick

Sandy Rozhon srozhon at oh.rr.com
Sat Jun 14 16:26:11 UTC 2008

Has anyone successfully managed to use "Wiki on a Stick" with their 
USB portable device?

I installed the required programs (Apache 2, PHP5, Imagemagick, 
MySQL, Mediawiki, and PHPmyAdmin) but seem to be having a couple of 
issues that I cannot figure out.

My folder structure is as follows:

1. I insert the USB 2 GB stick into the port.

2. I run WOS to get things going but it opens a browser window 
"http://localhost/start/?lang=en"  that says "The page cannot be 

3. If I enter in the browser, then I see the WOW Welcome 
screen which reports the following:

Apache 2.2.8 is running
PHP 5.2.5 works
MySql 5.0.45-community-nt is running
ImageMagick 4.2.9 is available and works

Document Root is: I:/wosportable/www

Installed packages
Apache2 (Version 2.2.8)
ImageMagick (Version 4.2.9)
MySQL5 (Version 5.0.45)
PHP5 (Version 5.2.5)
MediaWiki (Version 1.11.0)
PHPMyAdmin (Version 2.11.4)

4. Now if I try to click on the MediaWiki link, instead of opening 
Mediawiki, it asks me if I want to SAVE the page.  So it appears that 
WOW is perhaps not using PHP to open the index.php.  Is PHP even 
running?  If not, how do I start it up?

Assuming I can ever get past this stumbling block, another issue is 
how to get PHPMyAdmin to let me import my SQL files without coughing 
up a hairball.  Apparently there is some restriction on the size 
these files can be.  How do I get around that?  Can I just copy the 
files to the USB stick and avoid PHPMyAdmin altogether?


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