Last updated February 23, 2013. Created on November 14, 2007.
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To install Drupal 6, you need to have several permissions properly set in your file system. This ensures that Drupal can create the required files and that everything will work correctly the first time you visit your newly installed Drupal site.

For more information see the documentation for granting permissions in Drupal 6.

Drupal 6 also checks for the availability of Javascript during the install process. This check sets a cookie to indicate that Javascript is available for the session. If you turn Javascript off during the installation process or reinstall with Javascript turned off, the installation process will fail. These are session cookies so they can be removed by restarting the web browser or by clearing cookies.

See here If you can't get past the "Set Up Database" screen

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.


bhanna’s picture

When attempting to install Drupal I can get as far as the Set Up Database screen, after which all I get is a directory listing instead of the Installing Drupal page. Can anyone suggest how I can fix this?

Sagittar’s picture

When I click the link "the documentation for granting permissions in Drupal 6." on the next page I only see "Access denied"... Nice!