I'm trying to install WordPress on my machine for evaluation. After adding
$configFile = file("../wp-config-sample.php");
$handle = fopen("../wp-config.php", "w");
to install-config.php before line 121, as suggested by the last post, wp-admin/install.php fails with the error "It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php." The hyperlink goes to wp-admin/wp-admin/install.php. I've looked through the code a bit; I haven't found the script that generates this message.
There's no SQL dump included in the download; it would be a nice addition to the next release.
Any suggestions for getting this running without the install script?