Hi guys im novice at all of this, I've installed wamp on my comp. (win user) and when i've executed install.html (which leads to install.php) i get "You aren't currently able to install the software"
and in red in the bottom of the screen i get "You need mod_rewrite to run SilverStripe CMS, but it is not enabled."
for u other guys like me
there is some step to be done before the .htaccess
1. Find the httpd.conf file (usually you will find it in a folder called conf, config or something along those lines)
2. Inside the httpd.conf file uncomment the line LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so (remove the pound '#' sign from in front of the line)
3. Also find the line ClearModuleList is uncommented then find and make sure that the line AddModule mod_rewrite.c is not commented out.
(i couldnt find the lines in step 3 i guess its for an older version) but it seems to works