NB: I am an inexperienced Slackware user and I know even less about Apache, Mysql & php.

I finally was able to install Drupal 7.7 on my Slackware 13.37 PC. Note: When I installed Slackware, I did a full, complete install.

I was unable to get any where when I tried to install XAMPP from www.apachefriends.org but that is probably because I don’t know what I am doing – a real newbie to linux etc.

So, I followed a link to manually set up LAMP on my PC and then another link to install Drupal 7.7.

I did have to do things a little differently at certain points.

Here is how I did it:

To manually install LAMP, I followed this link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/how-to-run-apache-p... to the point where it says: “#### install phpMyAdmin 3.1.1”.

At this point, I went to Slackbuilds.org and downloaded and installed ‘phpmyadmin’.

I did not do any of the steps following ‘#### install phpMyAdmin 3.1.1’ - I do not know if I should have or not. I just assumed that using the Slackbuild took care of all that was required – and, I could be very wrong.

Next, I followed this link to install Drupal 7.7: http://www.basicconfig.com/linuxsoftware/setup-configure-drupal-slackwar...

At the point where the tutorial say to do this:

root@slackware:/var/www/htdocs/testdrupal# mv sites/default/default.settings.php sites/default/settings.php
I had to use the linux copy command (cp) instead of mv. So, I did:

root@slackware:/var/www/htdocs/testdrupal# cp sites/default/default.settings.php sites/default/settings.php
It seems that the Drupal 7.7 installer requires that the original ‘default.settings.php’ file to exist as well.

At the point where the tutotial says to add the following lines to the httpd.conf file:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]
I got errors, so I removed the lines, i.e. I did not add them to the httpd.conf file.

I then followed the rest of the tutorial and was successful in installing Drupal 7.7.

I cannot attest to the 'correctness' of what I did as I simply do not know.