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    Full Install Manual?

    I'm a complete n00b when it comes to Apache, MySQL etc. I'd like to test and work on the Joomla package but have no idea how to set up the backbone structure. Is there any guide out there that will take me from step 1 to the end? Guide for dummies!

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    1) Download Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server edition.
    2) Choose 'LAMP install'.

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    how about download xampp lite unzip it to a memory stick run the startup bat i think then down load joomla, put this in the htdocs folder then follow the instructions for installing joomla.

    If you are just testing then this i what i do plus as you Joomla installed on the memory stick its portable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    1) Download Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server edition.
    2) Choose 'LAMP install'.
    I'd rather use Windows. Much more comfortable with it than *nix

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    I have been using "WOS Portable" for my development/testing.

    WOS ("web on a stick") provides you with the (L)AMP environment on windows. Using the WOS Mixer, you can create your own setup (in addition to the base Apache/MySQL/PHP, I also chose the default Joomla package - there are many others available). You then unpack the built package in anyrequired directory (on your HD or on a memory stick) and run it (no "installation" per-se)

    NB: I chose the "SE" (small edition) versions of Mysql etc from the WOS Mixer in order to keep the package size down and they seem to work fine

    The WOS creates an Apache Server running on your local (windows) machine and you access your webiste through http://localhost/mysite etc

    From this setup, I have just placed the Edugeek package in appropriate .../www/ directory and install it 'as normal' - all works a treat.

    The great advantage of this setup I find are:

    1) from a memory-stick, I can take the 'website' with me and show/demonstrate it on peopls own PC's
    2) I can work offline (on my laptop) on developing/testing
    3) if it all goes horribly wrong, just delete the files and start again

    No apache/unix knowledge is needed to get this up and running.
    Last edited by hempweb; 18th March 2008 at 04:56 PM. Reason: forgot to mention the SE packages

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