Sometimes I purposely go in and mess with master records and setup weird permissions for testing. I find it easier to reinstall to get everything back to default. This is just for testing purposes though.
Yeah, my install was flaky from the get go for some reason. I tried to ignore things, but as i edited, and went in deeper into setting things up, i started to run into more and more issues. So i just wiped it clean to start to document anything i find along the way.
Ok, just an update to this so that maybe it will help some folks.
I proceeded to download the latest available version of XF. I unpacked it and uploaded the files. I went into my control panel and deleted the user and the DB i had created for it. I then proceeded to create them again.
Then i proceeded to start the install. This time around the install went perfect. No issues, no problems, no errors. Even the admin panel came up looking different than before. Installed a new skin, it worked fine.
I then proceeded to do some basic setup. All went once again perfect. Then i proceeded to download the vB 4.0 importer and install it. I then ran it and it imported everything without a hitch.
So, maybe for all of those that are having some issues. You might want to wipe download and reload.
I tried this, but it didn't work for me. XF installs without any problems. I have a crap ton of forums and a handful of them didn't import over and I got the server error message again about 1/3 of the way into importing threads/posts.
I just have to be patient and wait for the next release.