You are on step 3 of install.php, and the system wants your database name and password. You enter it, you are sure it's right and that the database exists etc.
But on submission the page just refreshes. No Error, no progress. Please enter your database information.
Possible Cause 1:
You mis-read the instructions for creating settings.php.
Do not rename default.settings.php into settings.php
sites/default/default.settings.php must still be present alongside your new one.
You must create a file named settings.php. You may do so
by making a copy of default.settings.php (or create an empty file with
this name in the same directory). For example, (from the installation
directory) make a copy of the default.settings.php file with the command:
cp sites/default/default.settings.php sites/default/settings.php
This is an acknowleged User Interface problem with this version of Drupal, and will be fixed (at least with a better warning) in a later release.
Possible Cause 2
Check if settings.php is really writable (especially on Windows)
There are two possible reasons for this problem.
a) As described, default.settings.php was deleted or renamed
b) settings.php is not writable.
Settings.php is not writable might happen on Windows if advanced security is activated. Drupal reports that the file is writable but this is not true. If this is the case, read http://www.ekhoury.com/2007/01/15/permission-denied-php-on-iis/ or if you cant change this yourself, contact your hosting provider.
Possible Cause 3
If opcode caching is enabled, ensure it checks for newer files. For example with apc, if apc.stat=0 it will cause this problem, since it would still be using the original file.
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