I'm trying to set up joomla and then virtuemart so I can learn how to use it on my pc before I put it on the net. I've managed to install xampp and phpmyadmin and I've created a new database for it. I'm following a book that's aimed at windows so I'm not getting anywhere fast.
I've changed the permissions for /var and created a new folder /var/www/shop The book says to extract joomla somewhere then copy the installation files to /shop. Then going to localhost/shop should bring up the joomla installation pages, but it's bringing up "Index of /shop" and a list of what's in there....
What am I doing wrong? Are the instructions in this book completely useless for ubuntu?
If anyone can help can they do so step by step? I'm a linux newbie.