Sorry, I am new to linux, so I am trying to figure this out. I am trying to get Apache up and running, but am running into a few issues. I am mainly doing this because IIS doesn't seem to behaving with windows 7 like I need it to. I have set Ubuntu 32 to run dual boot with Win 7. I have spent about an hour looking for the answer, but I am probably not using the correct search terms, so I am hoping for some help here.
I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I have installed XAMPP (LAMPP?) in /home/<user folder>/opt/lampp/ as per the instructions. Well, the instructions say to install it in /opt, but that didn't work. It said Access denied for creating that folder, so I created a folder in /home/<user folder>/opt/ and installed it there using tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /home/<user folder>/opt, as per the instructions on the XAMPP page.
When I try to start it using /home/<user folder>/opt/lampp/lampp start as the instructions under http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html indicate, I receive the message in the terminal bash: /home/<user folder>/opt/lampp/lampp: not a directory.
How do I start this? All i need is XAMPP running so I can display a simple website. Thanks in advance.