When I get to step 2, there is a blank screen with WordPress logo and no other information.
I checked the config.php and it looks good.
PHPmyAdmin shows 11 tables, but only one (options) has any data in it... generic "My Site" and "firstname.lastname@example.org" ... not what I entered in the screen before.
I deleted the tables and ran the install from "wp-admin/install.php" rather than starting over at the beginning.
On this second round, the install seems to do the same thing, but when looking at the database, the tables now have data (notably - the users table) and I am able to log in and it appears to be working okay.
This is the second site today that has done the exact same thing. I'm guessing there is a timeout on the first try, and that I may have to try more than twice on the next one I install.
Any ideas on how to prevent the timeout would be welcome. I get an actual timeout error on the sites I have that I'm trying to update to 3.8 and have yet to successfully update a site from 3.7.