I used this excellent guide for installing wordpress on my own computer a while ago, and it worked perfectly. My computer got a bug and the OS had to be reinstalled. This time around it worked perfectly once again, until after installation, which went through without a hitch.
I ran the install.php, logged in, everything was fine, and then when I clicked "view site" it took me to the local site, but all I got was "index of /" with a list of all the files. Not the site, as it should have been. Anyone have a clue?