I'm practically an expert with setting up a WAMP server and installing various local sites to test content management systems. I should start out stating that I have successfully installed Joomla! on this server, and have served it out to my home network.
However, when I attempt the first steps of installing Drupal, which similarly use the MySQL database for all the necessary tables, I get into an infinite loop. All the permissions are correct - I cross-referenced against my successful Joomla installation - the darn thing just won't "take". It brings me back to the same screen, prompting me for the same information.
Now, if I deliberately feed the installation false information or bad permissions, I get the error messages I expect to get.
I've also researched this issue extensively, using Google primarily, and the Drupal discussion boards. None of their solutions work (inputing into the settings.php document directly doesn't do the trick). I've looked here: http://drupal.org/node/264985
, and here: http://drupal.org/node/342968
, and of course, these don't work either. Or, I need my hand held to get it working right, I guess.
Any help with a solution or a work-around is greatly appreciated. I can post add'l information upon request, if it helps.