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WPMU Initial Admin Login Fails (5 posts)

  1. ogxela
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'm doing a fresh install of wordpress-mu-1.5.1 to Ubuntu 8.04 pre-installed with LAMP functionality. I'm not installing Ubuntu's wordpress package, I downloaded the tar.gz file from and installed it to /var/www.

    The entire install process works great until it presents me with the initial admin password. When I try to log in with 'admin' and the pre-generated password, it immediately just drops me back to the login.php page. No "bad password" error, no errors in the apache logs, just... no login.

    How can I find out what isn't working? Here are the access.log lines from an attempted initial login:

    X.X.X.X - - [27/May/2008:13:57:53 -0700] "POST /blogs/wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://xxxxxxxx/blogs/wp-login.php"
    X.X.X.X - - [27/May/2008:13:57:53 -0700] "GET /blogs/wp-admin/ HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://xxxxxxxx/blogs/wp-login.php"
    X.X.X.X - - [27/May/2008:13:57:53 -0700] "GET /blogs/wp-login.php?redirect_to=%2Fblogs%2Fwp-admin%2F HTTP/1.1" 200 1949 "http://xxxxxxxx/blogs/wp-login.php"

    Interestingly, if I use a password besides the auto-generated one, it *does* give me a bad username/password error on the login page. If I use the "correct" one, it just gives me no error and no login.

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Did you install it to localhost?

    "I downloaded the tar.gz file from"
    Whups, you mean you got it from mu.wordpress.ORG. :) You know, right here.

  3. tdjcbe
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What specific browser are you using? There have been reports that this is happening with IE7 users.

  4. andrea_r
    Posted 11 years ago #

    He's working on Ubuntu tho.

  5. kumu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Did anyone get anywhere with this? I know this is an older thread but, I am attempting to run MU on an XP SP3 virtual server and after much struggling, have gotten this far. Finally get to this login and I have exactly the same issue. If you put in the correct auto-generated pass, it just comes right back (as if nothing happened). If you actually put in an incorrect pass, you get an incorrect login error. This happens from IE, Safari, Camino, Mac, Win etc.

    Anything? Really pulling hair out here and I feel so close. Thanks!

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