Installation failure and who is Erwin? At last, success! (1 Viewer)


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Subject line edited - See message Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:38 pm below.
Area: Media Portal Program
MP Version: 0.1.3
Skin: N/A
Windows Version: Win2k pro SP4 with sbe.dll, sbeio.dll, wmvcore2.dll correctly registered
CPU Type: Intel 2.4GHz 800 MHz fsb
Memory: 1Gb PC3200
Motherboard Chipset: Abit IS7 - Intel i865
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 9600 pro 128Mb
Video Card Driver: 6.14.0010.6512
Video Card Resolution: 1280x1024x16
Video Render Type: N/A
Video Codec Type & Version: Cyberlink from Lifeview DTV_1.4.28 installation
Audio Codec Type & Version: Cyberlink from Lifeview DTV_1.4.28 installation
TV Card: internal PCI card, Lifeview DBV-T model LR301AP
TV Card Type: DVB
TV Card Driver: Lifeview version 2.5.02
Optional Log: Intallation
Optional References: Directx 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Synopsis: Installation terminates with exception error
Why is there a call to a folder:
There was a similar post, but nobody questioned erwin?

I used the default folder "C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal" for the installation, which did not setup the "erwin" folder, and I do not have an "erwin" folder.

This is my MedialPortal.log
11/10/2005 23:14:38 Create new wizard setup
11/10/2005 23:14:40 found 2 tv cards
11/10/2005 23:14:40 Digital DVB-T Card:Lifeview FlyDVB-T
11/10/2005 23:14:40 Analog TV Card:Lifeview FlyDVB-T Analog

And this is my AppStart.log
11/10/2005 23:26:40 Appstart.exe started
11/10/2005 23:26:40 current folder:C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal
11/10/2005 23:26:40 files :???
11/10/2005 23:26:40 exe path :MediaPortal.exe
11/10/2005 23:26:43 Start process:C:\erwin\mediaportal\xbmc\bin\Release\MediaPortal.exe
11/10/2005 23:26:44 APPLICATION STARTER: Failed to start process at: C:\erwin\mediaportal\xbmc\bin\Release\MediaPortal.exe
11/10/2005 23:26:44 APPLICATION STARTER: Terminal error encountered.
11/10/2005 23:26:44 APPLICATION STARTER: The following exception was encoutered:
11/10/2005 23:26:44 System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.ApplicationUpdater.AppStart.AppStart.StartApp_Process()
11/10/2005 23:26:44 APPLICATION STARTER: Shutting down


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Thanks Khris. And, appologies to Master Frodo for not knowing his alter ego.

However, the main question is why " Start process:C:\erwin\mediaportal\xbmc\bin\Release\MediaPortal.exe "? I do not have a folder called erwin - see my AppStart.log.

Does the setup process create the erwin folder?
Is there part of the installation process that I have missed?


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Further testing

No success with version 0.1.3 so I tried 0.2_RC1, and again no success. Tried debugging 0.2_RC1 and found the setup seems to want an input to a dll, that appear to only available to Window XP -I am using Win2k.

Tried version 0.1.2 - success, this does work ':D'

I have two SATA hard drives in my system. So I have split it into two. Using a back plate SATA socket I now swap between the two hard drives. Using the 120Gb for my main system and 160Gb for my experiments with Media Portal. Not particularly convenient, but, now any crash will not destroy my system and data. I used Knoppix (partimage) to clone the 120Gb C-drive and copy it to the 160Gb drive.

Partimage is available in a number of other applications, such as "System Recovery CD".

I have removed applications, such as photoshop from the experimental drive, because they are not necessary for MP.

I have now tried 0.2_RC1 again. But, I noticed that setup.ini includes the following lines: -

What do these lines do':?:'

Any way, instead of running setup.exe. I ran setup.msi. And, 0.2_RC1 installed. I had to run the wizzards in MP, which set up MP. I am using MP while typing this, watching BBC1.

The question is, what does setup.exe do, or doesn’t do, which causes my system install to fail?

I cannot think of any application that I have removed which caused the original 0.2_RC1 install to fail.

I suggest that others having installation failures should try running "Setup.msi".


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April 10, 2005
Re: Further testing

MartinS said:
Any way, instead of running setup.exe. I ran setup.msi. And, 0.2_RC1 installed.
The question is, what does setup.exe do, or doesn’t do, which causes my system install to fail?
I wonder too... They both work...

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