Duke Posted June 24, 2006 Report Share Posted June 24, 2006 I am attempting to set up a "Wiki on a Stick" following the advice at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_on_a_stickThe installation went remarkably smoothly, with Uniform Server 3.3 and MediaWiki 1.6.6 on Windows 2000 SP3. I've installed MediaWiki before on a hard drive, so everything appeared successful, and the functional Wiki appears fully operational. Too good to be true, right? Right. The problem came when I tried to shut it down. The "Stop.bat" produces a "." in one line, which seems to indicate a return code. Using the Uniform Server control panel, appears to work: when I confirm that I want to shut down Apache, I get an hourglass in my browser, presumably because Apache is no longer responding. However, in either case, when I try to "stop" the USB drive, Windows tells me I'm not allowed to. Bringing up the Task Manager, I find that Apache is still running. When I try to shut it down using the Task Manager, I'm told "Access denied!" If I open a command window, cd to ...\Apache2\bin and execute "apache -k stop" I get the message "[error](OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified.: No installed service named "Apache". I followed the Wiki_on_a_stick advice under "No other Apache.exe" to rename Apache to Apache2, to see if that would help, but it didn't. Typically, after I try to shut it down, about 3 minutes later the monitor goes black, the keyboard and mouse are unresponsive, and only a power-off gets the computer's attention. The "access.log" looks like this:127.0.0.1 - - [23/Jun/2006:12:46:31 -0700] "GET /apanel/index.php HTTP/1.1" 200 690 "http://localhost/apanel/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6"127.0.0.1 - - [23/Jun/2006:12:46:34 -0700] "GET /wi/index.php/Main_Page HTTP/1.1" 200 2448 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6" ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿThe preceding text was copied and pasted from the access file. The "y"s go on for many lines. I'm guessing that your "pskill" program is trying to send a message, and filling up some kind of buffer. I have not found any posts similar to this. Can you tell me how to stop Apache without using "pskill?"Any other ideas? Thanks! Duke Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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