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THere is no “install” folder in the “zip” files…
 
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I’m a new member as of today.. I just download the latest version both the “light’ and the ‘full” versions. THe instruction say to go to

yoururl/magento/install

only problem is… there IS NO install folder in the zip files.....

 
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You are right, there’s no such folder in file system.

The instruction is talking about URL, which means you should point your browser to:
http://yourserver.com/magento_root_path/install

Let us know if this worked for you.

 
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and just to give you an idea of how this is possible, the zend framework uses a bootstrapper file, (index.php) and the .htaccess file says basically, when you request /install/ goto index.php and run install, and the index.php file handles it from there,

its the same technology that allows http://demo.magentocommerce.com/catalog/product/view/s/olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera/id/46/category/12/ to be a valid link even though theres no olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera folder,

 
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it’s not working for me… I put the program in the root directory without the “magento” folder could this be the cause of the “Not Found” error?

 
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Then that means your server or host has not ebabled mod_rewrite which is required for Magento to work right. You should probably contact your host and ask if they can enabled mod_rewrite for you. Or choose a host from the recommendation list:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/Magento-Web-Hosting/

 
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i’ll have them do it now.. then i’ll post back

 
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Scott - 21 September 2007 04:08 AM

Then that means your server or host has not ebabled mod_rewrite which is required for Magento to work right. You should probably contact your host and ask if they can enabled mod_rewrite for you. Or choose a host from the recommendation list:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/Magento-Web-Hosting/

mod_rewrite is enabled.. still no dice:

 
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is there an ..htaccess file included with the download? If so.. maybe that’s the problem.. to my Mac.. this is a hidden file that I can’t see… i

 
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yes.. it was a hidden .hts file…
i had to enter a command in the terminal that allows me to see all hidden files…
and that did the trick....

thanks…

 
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Ah yes, unfortunately Mac’s don’t like to show .htaccess files. I like to use this script to show and hide hidden files on my Mac:

http://lifehacker.com/software/mac-os-x/show-hidden-files-in-finder-188892.php

 
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ok.. the wizard shows up.. but above the wizard i’m getting the following errors:

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot find save handler files in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[0] in session_start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[1] in Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract_Varien->start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session.php on line 32
[2] in Mage_Core_Model_Session->__construct(Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php on line 555
[3] in Mage_Core_Model_Config->getModelInstance("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 242
[4] in Mage::getModel("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 249
[5] in Mage::getSingleton("core/session") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php on line 76
[6] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->__construct(Zend_Controller_Request_Http, Zend_Controller_Response_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php on line 124
[7] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Zend_Controller_Request_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php on line 139
[8] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 356
[9] in Mage::run("base") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/index.php on line 27

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot find save handler files in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[0] in session_start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[1] in Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract_Varien->start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 58
[2] in Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract_Varien->init("core") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract.php on line 26
[3] in Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract->init("core") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session.php on line 32
[4] in Mage_Core_Model_Session->__construct(Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php on line 555
[5] in Mage_Core_Model_Config->getModelInstance("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 242
[6] in Mage::getModel("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 249
[7] in Mage::getSingleton("core/session") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php on line 76
[8] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->__construct(Zend_Controller_Request_Http, Zend_Controller_Response_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php on line 124
[9] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Zend_Controller_Request_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php on line 139
[10] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 356
[11] in Mage::run("base") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/index.php on line 27


 
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any ideas???

 
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@Hoodgrown: Could you take a look what is the value of session.save_handler in your php.ini ? Thanks

 
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here it is....

session.save_handler = “files “

 
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@Hoodgrown: Looks like there’s extra space before closing quote. Could you remove it, restart httpd and try again?

 
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okay.. that was done.. now the eror has changed to theis

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Unknown session.serialize_handler. Failed to decode session object. in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[0] in session_start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php on line 49
[1] in Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract_Varien->start() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session.php on line 32
[2] in Mage_Core_Model_Session->__construct(Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php on line 555
[3] in Mage_Core_Model_Config->getModelInstance("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 242
[4] in Mage::getModel("core/session", Array[0]) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 249
[5] in Mage::getSingleton("core/session") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php on line 76
[6] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->__construct(Zend_Controller_Request_Http, Zend_Controller_Response_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php on line 124
[7] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Zend_Controller_Request_Http) in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php on line 139
[8] in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch() in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/app/Mage.php on line 356
[9] in Mage::run("base") in /home/ramconew/public_html/catalog/index.php on line 27

 
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