i can't install the fuel cms

edited July 2011 in Installation
1.- The mod_rewrite module is enables and working.
2.- server : This is my folder structure on the server :


3.- What is wrong with my .htaccess file?

Options +FollowSymLinks

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /fuel_cms/

Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All

# Allow asset folders through
RewriteRule ^(fuel/modules/(.+)?/assets/(.+)) - [L]

# Protect application and system files from being viewed
RewriteRule ^(fuel/install/.+|fuel/crons/.+|fuel/data_backup/.+|fuel/codeigniter/.+|fuel/modules/.+|fuel/application/.+|\.git.+) - [F,L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule .* index.php/$0 [L]

Options -Indexes


  • edited July 2011
    That appears to be correct. What seems to be the problem? Does it help if you add the question mark after .php:
    RewriteRule .* index.php?/$0 [L]
  • edited 1:38AM
    The problem is that when I try to access the fuel cms:


    This sends me http://www.mysite.com/fuel_cms/fuel/dashboard

    but it shows my main site: http://www.mysite.com/index.php

    when it should show me the access to the fuel admin
  • edited 1:38AM
    If you use the index.php file in the URL I can at least get a 404 error.
    Do you have the admin enabled in the fuel/application/config/MY_fuel.php ?

    Also what happens if you change the uri_protocol? This thread also has some information that may help (including the note from above about adding a "?" in your RewriteRule.
  • edited 1:38AM
    ufff, finally install it, now i try it

    ¡ajua! como dicen por aca en México.

    gracias y un saludo.
    thanks and grettings from México!!!
  • edited 1:38AM
    Great to hear! What was your particular issue (so I and other's may know for future reference)?
  • edited 1:38AM
    was the question mark (?)
  • edited 1:38AM
    This is what happened:
    In my desperation to find a solution, I edit the .htaccess as follows:
    RewriteRule .* index.php/$1[L]
    putting 1 instead of 0 (that I saw in a codeigniter forum)

    then, when I put a question mark at the end:
    RewriteRule .* index.php?/$1 [L]
    en lugar de :
    RewriteRule .* index.php?/$0 [L]

    so, everything was my fault. I apologize if you waste time.
  • edited 1:38AM
    i tried everything but i couldn't install fuel on local using xammp which is known by everybody. And i don't want any help. today i give up to use fuelcms. i will try again after one or two year hope fuel cms share more and more documents with developers.

    Fuelcms didn't help me to develop application on codeigniter faster.

    Most of web developers prefer codeigniter cause of learning curve.
    fuelcms's learning curve doesn't match with codeigniter.

    you must share video tutorials about installation and development if you want fuelcms to be used by codeigniter developers.

    last dilemma if fuel is a cms than it should be easy to install as all cms and you should supply more example modules. if fuel is a development tool why it's harder to control than codeigniter which you say this tool help ci developers.

    you may ask if why i am such angry about that. before installation i read all blogs. and all opinions and issues on this forum. but not installation problems. i wasn't expecting an installation problem especialy on localhost. Actually i spend so much time with fuelcms that should easily enough to understand all Zend framework :)

    good luck you on your development process.
  • edited 1:38AM
    I'm sorry you are having difficulty getting it to work. It would be helpful for us to know the issues you were having. We have successful installations on both Xammp and Wamp on Windows.
  • edited 1:38AM
    Hey all,
    I'm new and I can't seem to get FUEL to work (I knew I shouldn't have put plane fuel in my car!!! lol)

    Well, I followed the instructions (for the most part), but when it came time to head to my admin, I got an Object not Found error. I've also been getting those errors in regards to the getting started links and stuff at the bottom of the page. I'm using XAMPP on MAC. Install is clean.
  • edited 1:38AM
    What's the error message say?
  • edited 1:38AM
    Hello, I'm also having problems to make it work. I followed all the instructions and when I try to run the admin panel (dashboard) it ALWAYS redirects me to the localhost root, in my case http://localhost:8888/fuelcms/index.php/fuel redirects to http://localhost:8888/xampp/. Bases on this forum, it seems a recurring problem. Any help? I agree with the person who said yoy guys should provide a video tutorial on installation. btw, as per what I saw it seems Fuel fits perfectly to my needs, I do want to be able to use it.
  • edited 1:38AM
    Anything that I type after http://localhost:8888/fuelcms/ redirects me to the server root page ... what is going on?
  • edited March 2012
    Did you setup your .htaccess RewriteBase to /fuelcms/ ?
  • edited 1:38AM
    As Admin says, please be specific with what you're having trouble with. People are here to help but need to know the problem. "It doesn't work" doesn't help much.

    FWIW, we've installed Fuel on OSX native, xampp/mamp, win xammp and production VPS without any issue.
  • edited 1:38AM
    Thanks Admin !! It was the problem. All set now !!
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