Have just attempted to install using the PHP installer on a local webserver running:
OS - Vista home premium
Browser - FireFox
The installation window doesn't seem to see the loosened write permissions as it tells me it is unable to detect whether it can write to these files/folder:
However - I did open up these permissions so went ahead with the install, which was able to write to the .htaccess and create_config files so I think they're OK.
But then I get the mod_rewrite not working message, and it connects me to rewritetest.php which takes a good long time to load and then is a completely blank page.
When I view the SS directory in my browser now I get the install page again, which asks me if I want to overwrite the current install.
I have uncommented the mod_rewrite in the apache conf file. But not sure how to enable AllowOverride. When I tried adding this for the SS directory Apache kept giving error messages. Also, when I tried adding the server.error-handler-404 = Ã¢â‚¬Å“/sapphire/main.phpÃ¢â‚¬Â as suggested I could not get apache to start.
Having gone through this three times now I'm admitting defeat. I'm sure the problem lies with my lack of knowledge in just exactly how I should be changing the apache conf file...
I also think I read somewhere that FF may be a problem and I should use IE7 instead for the install process? But I may have dreamt that up - my head is spinning at this point.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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