I am new to XAMPP (lite), PHP, MySQL and pHpBB. I do have a UNIX server with PHP, MySQL and phpBB installed and up (not my installation). But, what I am trying to do is have a server on my machine at home. This is a server I want to use for design and experimental work. I have installed XAMPPlite with PHP, MYSQL, etc. (just downloaded) and it works great. However, I can not install phpBB (the only other installation I have tried to add to XAMPPlite).
When I run the phpBB install process, all I get is a DOS error window that tells me it can not find the files needed for installation. I tried hard coding the dos path into install.php line: $phpbb_root_path = but still get errors.
What I need is to find out, in simple procedural terms (I'm a newbie), how to make the system locate files to open. My directory path looks like:
c:\xampplite\forum\phpBB2\install\install.php. That is, I have added a forum directory to xampplite with phpBB.
Any help is greatly appreciated but please keep it as simple as you can.
What am I overlooking? Can I run this from my home computer without being active on the internet?
Oh, and I don't speak German!