This is the first time I have installed WP period. :)
I edited the config file to include the db information. I believe this has been done correctly as if I put garbage in there I get a db error msg. Right now I am getting no error at all. Just a white screen.
My host has this listed under PHP:
Path to your Web document root: /home/users/web/b1124/ipw.pumpkinp/public_html
This is important, as most of your scripts will need to specify this location. For example, this is required if you'd like your PHP script to upload files.
So, I just edited the php.ini file to include doc_root = "
Don't know if I needed it or not but regardless, it didn't help.