Funny, I just ran into the exact same problem.
This is on Godaddy, right?
The error message means that the code is unable to write to the file configuration.php
. In the Joomla 1.5 installation manual
, which you can find in another thread
in this subforum, the "Known Issues and Error Handling" chapter mentions that not being able to write to the file configuration.php is a known issue.
When you go into the Godaddy File Manager you will see that the folder where you installed Joomla is only readable and all its subfolders inherit the permissions from their respective parents. So, you would have to remove the "inherit" flag from all folders that need to be writable and set the "readable" and "writable" flag instead.
However, Godaddy offers a semi-automatic installation procedure for Joomla 1.5, which saves you from all this hassle.
To do that go into the Godaddy Control Center and click on the "Your Applications" area, open the "Content Management" category and click on "Joomla." Click on the "Install Now" button. Follow the instructions.