Ok, pointing my browser to http://localhost/phpbb2/install.php
started the bulletin board package install after providing default information, at the INSTALL button, I received the error message could not connect to the data base
A Could not connect to the database error means that you didn't enter the database data correctly and it is not possible for phpBB to connect. Make sure that everything you entered is in order and try again. Again, if you are unsure about your database settings, please contact your host.
Would indicate that there is no database to connect. I am trying to build the first phpbb2. What is it trying to connect to? I gave a new name (ie RONFORUM) and everything I take as defaults