I have searched through the topics for the past day or so with no luck to find someone experiencing the problem that I am seeing. Not exactly at least.
Everything goes along smoothly --> Unpack the code, cp the sample config to wp-config.php, edit it to match my database settings, save it, load my url followed by wp-admin/install.php in the browser and breeze through the first two steps. I can verify that the connectivity to the database exists by seeing the tables get created and populated as verified from a "show tables;" command at the mysql> prompt. At step three where I am to expect my temporary password, no page is displayed, on some browsers I get a can't be displayed message and on others a TCP communications error warning which is misleading because everywhere else my connectivity is fine.
I have repeatedly removed the code, cleaned out the old tables and started over, sometimes with the same code base, sometimes with a fresh copy, or the lastest build -- just tried todays' build. All see the same problem.
I am running on some flavor of Linux with Apache and PHP/MySQL. I am not sure of the version numbers however, they are well ahead of the requirements for wordpress. I am currently on MT and really like the WordPress interface and want to move, I just can't get a clean install to work.
Oh yeah, one last thing, even though the page is never displayed, I can verify that the admin user got populated and I have reset it with an update statement with a md5 hashed password that I create so that I know the login. However, when I go to login, I get the same page can't be displayed errors.