No admin folder after install freepbx

I need some help getting freepbx installed.

i used this method to install freepbx :

cd /usr/src
tar zxvf freepbx-2.9.0.tar.gz
cd /freepbx-2.9.0
./start_asterisk start

There were no errors, only i had to add package pear db.

But i cannot find the admin folder. Do i have to do something else.


Why did you choose 2.9?

The typical location is


ok, i got me latest version, and i installed it using the installation-info from this site.

And again no admin folder was created.

The output of this command ./install_amp is :
Checking for PEAR DB…OK
Checkign for PEAR Console:Getopt…OK

What can i do to get freePBX for my asterisk 1.8.17

There are way more status lines during an install than those two you listed! I suggest you follow an install guide and make sure you have all of the dependencies

Hey you all,

i am still having the same issue when installing freepbx.

Now i undeleted asterisk and i reinstalled asterisk 11.2, now when i try the install free pbx like this : ./install_amp
the output is :
Checking for PEAR DB…OK
Checking for PEAR Console:Getopt…OK
Checking user…[PROMPT]#

It hangs while checking the user. What it the work-around for this?

Thank in advance.

First i got this output when i was installing freepbx

Checking for PEAR DB…OK
Checking for PEAR Console:Getopt…OK
Checking user…[PROMPT]#

Now i noticed that there is no PHP error. After getting this fixed i was able to continue to the next point that needs some time.

The error i have now is :

Connecting to database is failed…
try running : ./install_amp --username=… --password=…

How to solve this matter?

Clearly you are not following correct directions. You are getting errors in the order you are fixing the problems.

You are getting the DB error because you have not done one or all of these:

1 - Installed mysql
2 - Created freepbx
3 - established a user for FreePBX
4 - creat asterisk and asteriskcdr db’s
6 - grant permission for the user in step 3 to access the db’s in step 4 from localhost
7 - Supply these credentials to install_amp

Why are you installing by hand instead of using the distro with ISO?

You have also not told us what kind of OS you are trying to install on and if you have installed all of the prerequisites for FreePBX.

I will try to follow your steps today. Hope it helps!

The reason i am not using a distro with ISO, is because i am installing asterisk + freepbx on a production server.

I thought distro is only used on a new server instead of a server that is already running great for almost a year.

So what OS are you trying to install it on?

We are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)

That should work fine, make sure you install all the required packages.

I like the guides at

I posted guides that Tony, Bryan, Preston and I update for various distributions on

See my post above!

After providing the guide in my third reply and then seeing the conversation that ensued after that (about following the steps provided by SkykingOH) I am seriously wondering if either of you saw my posts?

tm1k - I am wondering if the “view recent” shortcut up top makes you miss replies. I had not seen that post (or I read too fast).

I will review the install steps and stop recommending the powerpbx site, previously it was the best step by step resource.

I too use “Recent Forum Posts” But the data doesnt always line up if we reply inline.