I also tried a fresh install of SilverStripe instead of copying over the existing files I was using in my testing environment. First I got this error in the "File Permissions" section of the install page:
Is the .htaccess file writeable?
User needs to write be able to write to this file:
There was no .htaccess file located in that directory, so I uploaded a blank .htaccess file. That got me one step further but now get the following issues in the "Web Server Configuration" section of the install page:
I can't tell what webserver you are running. Without Apache I can't tell if mod_rewrite is enabled.
I can't tell whether mod_rewrite is running. You may need to configure a rewriting rule yourself.
I confirmed that my web server is running Apache version 1.3.37 (Unix).
I'm at a complete loss. Thoughts?