This is the first time I am working on Linux / Apache with PHP & Mysql. While installing during the download phase I am geeting the following error :
I just cleared the cache in the var directory in the root but to no effect.
I have no idea what this means or what I should do. Any help would be much appreciated
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Well, did you check the output frame for any errors as it says? It should give you more information about the actual error. There might be a couple of reasons, e.g. network related, wrong file permissions, etc.
Instead of using the downloader, you can try installing the complete archive. This way you won't have to download the packages first.
Are you running your own server or do you have a hosting provider? Maybe they can give you some assistance as well.
The output frame is just the small window with the black background where the progress messages are written during the download phase.
Regarding the bad formatting it sounds like the CSS style sheets are not loaded. One reason for this could be that the base urls are incorrect. Are you able to log into the admin panel? Check the base url settings from System -> Configuration -> Web. They should contain the full url to your domain like http://your-store.com/
It is particularly important that the trailing slash is included.
Ok checked and confirmed. Base URL is indeed entered with a forward trailing slash
So this is not the cause.
This is saved under configuration > General > Web > Secure / Unsecure.
So the CSS / Formatting issues in frontend & backend still remain !
Got it !
Problem Solved. The issue was because of incorrectly merged media as well as the skin directory in the root. Thank you SindreM for all your suggestions ! Now just a minor issue with the the display of incorrect / blank Currency symbol.