For some reason the wp-install-config.php had problems connecting to and creating the wordpress database. So I went and did it manually, then ran the install.php and everything went fine. There were some DB errors after step 3, but it resolved them and setup sucessfully.
After that everything went smoothly. I will say WP has a very easy and well documented install procedure. Very well designed.
I was easilly able to update my profile, create a new user, create new catagories, etc. OH, I am running WP on an Intel P III-700 mhz., 512 MegRam, win2k pro sp4 and IE6 sp2 both with all security and critical updates. It is running on Apache 2 for win.
The Apache2/PHP, Perl, Python,Tcl, MySql, Xmail Server setup is the Open Source Apache2Triad, which installs flawlessly.
I won't be taking my WP installation public yet. I'm in the prosess of learning Apache and MySql setup and security, as well as installing and setting up new apps to run on Apache. I'm also going to be adding a Linux RedHat 9 O/S to my PC by adding an additional HD. So I'll be in the learning stage for a while.
I have a RadioUserland Weblog at http://radio.weblogs.com/0133494/ I'll be using this for the next year until I workout the process of hosting an application like WP on an ISP server.
Would recomend WP to anyone, I've experimented with quite a few and this has the best and easiest setup and 1st run.