This is bizarre. WP is installed and works in a subdirectory--until I go to permalinks under settings. At first I thought I wiped out the site by changing them, but upon 2nd and 3rd tries, the installation STOPS WORKING as soon as I click on PERMALINKS under settings, before I even change options or save.
I am running WP on a larger site (which isn't mine, but a client's--i'm just doing the WP site), and after I go to the permalinks page, any link i click in the WP directory goes straight to the main site's homepage.
I've fished around in the htacess but i cannot see what's going on.
What is happening?