@phenomlab Hi, yes i selected the db first.
I have software also on the GUI that can delete and drop the db. A few seconds later when i refresh the db is back again.
I tried all again and on ./nodebb setup it gets worse. I created the user again (with admin) Only thing i cannot start fresh is the db itself.
2022-08-18T15:56:38.659Z  - warn: NodeBB Setup Aborted.
MongoServerError: Authentication failed.
at Connection.onMessage (/home/smiley/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/lib/cmap/connection.js:210:30)
at MessageStream.<anonymous> (/home/smiley/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/lib/cmap/connection.js:63:60)
at MessageStream.emit (events.js:375:28)
at processIncomingData (/home/smiley/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/lib/cmap/message_stream.js:132:20)
at MessageStream._write (/home/smiley/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/lib/cmap/message_stream.js:33:9)
at writeOrBuffer (internal/streams/writable.js:358:12)
at MessageStream.Writable.write (internal/streams/writable.js:303:10)
at Socket.ondata (internal/streams/readable.js:726:22)
at Socket.emit (events.js:375:28)
at addChunk (internal/streams/readable.js:290:12)
I have nothing there so destroying it all and starting again is no problem but I need to remove all traces and from mongo too.
####QUICK UPDATE### I just rebooted my machine and have managed to dlete the db and the user…I will try and install again and see if i get this error.