You are activating the false Module, mod_rewrite is here:
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
Still, if the installer says that the mod don't work, forget it, i had the same problem with
installer, just hop on to the next step after getting the error message, it's because the
rewritetest.php doesnt work on vista for some strange reasons, but fist make sure that you
actually LOAD the mod_rewrite!
Then make the installation, and if the rewritetest.php just stops after 2-3 min's jump to this url:
ooo.. then it can't find the mod_rewrite, do the following:
Create a new file called info.php and add the following code:
<? phpinfo(); ?>
save it as info.php in main http-root directory, then open it from your server (http://localhost/info.php) this should give you a lot of info about your settings, check out the section with loaded modules in apache, if the mod_rewrite is there then the problem maybe is your .htaccess file in the main silverstripe dir, make sure it have the following line:
I was getting an error when installing Silverstripe on Vista SP1 / wamp - an error page was displayed saying rewritetest.php was taking too long to respond.
I borrowed the suggestion above to skip directly to the success page (http://localhost/YOUR_SILVERSTRIPE_DIR/home/successfullyinstalled?flush=1), and found that the installation had in fact completed successfully, as far as I can tell.