I am installing Drupal 6.19 on a Centos 4.7 server with PHP 5.3.0, MySQL 4.1.22 and Apache 2.2.13.

I have the problem that I cannot get beyond the following point during my installation:
I am getting past details for the database, user name etc. I choose the language as english, the url is at this point: '../install.php?profile=default&locale=en'

The display is the typical Drupal layout, with the menu on the left where:

# Choose language
# Verify requirements
# Set up database

have a tick and are green, then the next item:

# Install site

is bold (i assume in progress or the coming step)

The white panel says: 'Welcome' on top and the rest is blank.

Please note there is no error in the apache error log.

Has anyone seen this before?

Thank You in advance.


bianca t’s picture

Can anyone offer any insight. Is there a way to get Drupal or PHP to show me more detail?

bianca t’s picture

Resolved this via the helpful info here:


The problem?

Drupal does not check to see whether mod_rewrite is installed. The System requirements say just:

"You can use the Apache 'mod_rewrite' extension to allow for clean URLs."

This is clearly wrong.

You MUST have mod_rewrite installed in order to install the damn software!