No access to joomla installation page

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No access to joomla installation page

Postby terona » 15. September 2009 16:52

I have downloaded 1.5, unzipped it and opened a new folder in "htdocs" named "joomla15".
Following the quick start guide, i now should be able to open the joomla installation page
by entering "http://localhost/joomla15" but i received:-

Object not found!
The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 404
15/09/2009 14:25:17
Apache/2.2.12 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.12 OpenSSL/0.9.8k mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.0 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0

I also tried "http://localhost" but i only get sent back to the welcome page Xampp, how can i access the joomla installation page?
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Re: No access to joomla installation page

Postby dmphotography » 15. September 2009 18:40

Double check the folder name. There's no telling how many times my problem was from a slight mis-spelling I kept over seeing.

Next, open your joomla15 folder in htdocs and make sure there's an index.php file inside and not another sub-folder. My guess is your Joomla root files aren't in joomla15 directory, but another folder inside of it. Move them if this is the case and it should work fine.
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Re: No access to joomla installation page

Postby Rajoz » 16. September 2009 09:25

Hi terona,

According to Joomla! documentation ( : "Joomla is not yet compatible with PHP 5.3".

So you can't use XAMPP v1.7.2 (PHP 5.3.0) for Joomla!, use instead XAMPP v1.7.1 (PHP 5.2.9+).

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