Microsoft KB Archive/38193

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PRB: Setup Fails While Creating Master Database

ID: Q38193

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server for OS/2, version 4.2


During the installation of SQL Server, the following message is displayed by the Setup program while attempting to create the master database:

ERROR: Setup was unable to create the master database file.


Check BLDMASTR.OUT in the \SQL\INSTALL directory for error messages. There may not be enough disk space for a file of the specified size on the specified drive, or a disk I/O error may have occurred.

If no BLDMASTR.OUT was created, it is possible that Setup couldn't find CMD.EXE. Check the current PATH to be sure it includes the subdirectory where CMD.EXE resides. It is usually in OS2\PBIN. If necessary, add the subdirectory containing CMD.EXE to the PATH and retry Setup.

Additional query words: master BLDMASTR setup

Keywords          : kbsetup SSrvInst 
Version           : 4.2
Platform          : OS/2 
Issue type        : 

Last Reviewed: March 6, 1999