Sorry for the long post, but I want to provide enough detail for any help I get. I have been on a SERIOUS learning event with this project.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 desktop. Then I installed MySQL, Apache2, PHP5, many PHP5 modules, and everything tested okay (I get the Apache2 index.html, and info.php).
Then I installed PHPMyAdmin. I did this following the instructions at Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10 (LAMP) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials and made the mistake of selecting yes at using dbconfig-common. Getting frustated, I reloaded everything starting with a new load of Ubuntu. (I later learned about “apt-get --purge remove xxxxx”)
This time, I installed PHPMyAdmin following the instructions and still it did not work. I removed it with the apt-get --purge remove phpmtadmin and shutdown my computer. Later, I did another attempt. Each time I try, it appears to install, but attempting to load it does not work at http://192.168.1.102/phpmyadmin/ (I check my router each time to verify the IP address). All I get is a 404 file not found from my browser. I have looked at /var/www/ and all I find is the index.html and info.php files.
What should I do next? I have PHPMyAdmin running on a XAMPP install on another (Windows) machine, and wonder if I could just copy the files from my www folder on that machine? Should I start at the beginning again (I may soon be able to do this without using the help files)?