I finally got past this error.
It took a couple of uninstalls and reinstalls of mongo until i finally got the details right.
but now I have a new problem
I'm still working my way through the install guide which BTW doesn't look like it's rendering correctly on my browser but that's beside the point
I got to the part where I setup a nodebb.service file.
This is what my nodebb.service file looks like
[Service] Type=simple User=nodebb
StandardOutput=syslog StandardError=syslog SyslogIdentifier=nodebb
Environment=NODE_ENV=production WorkingDirectory=/home/ubuntu/nodebb ExecStart=/usr/bin/node loader.js –no-daemon –no-silent Restart=always
Does this seem correct?
When I go to the next step and run
sudo systemctl enable nodebb, I get this message:
Failed to execute operation: Bad message