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Problem with Joomla! installation

I'm trying to get Joomla! going on my local machine (Win XP). I have Apache, MySQL and PHP installed and working. I've followed the directions from http://api.joomla.org/ric_INSTALL.php.html up thru #2, with the Joomla! files copied to the directory indicated by http://localhost/Joomla.

When I go to http://localhost/Joomla as indicated in the third part of the installation instructions, I get a directory listing that does not include any html files. So I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do next; if I choose install.php, it won't run unless I edit the file to include the bang (#!/php/php); when I do try to run it then, I get "The requested URL /Joomla/installation/index.php was not found on this server."

Ideas? tia, Bill
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I'm not sure about 1.5, but in earlier versions, the configuration file (configuration.php) had to be created and made read/write before the web based installer would work correctly. When you connect to the site, it looks for particular files for your configuration directory, and if it finds them it starts the installation process.

If you don't already have a good familiarity with how Joomla works, you might want to stay away from the beta version you are looking at, and go back to the stable version (currently 1.0.12)
Another thing I would check is-is make sure the installation directory exists in your Joomla directory.
If so- perhaps the permission issue?


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