I have installed a Xampp-VM to try out Magento (bitnami-magento-2.2.6-0-module-linux-x64-installer.run). Followed available instructions, but I'm stuck on launching it. I have taken heed to avoid using 'localhost', as Magento has a problem with that for internal URL's. Instead, I use the name magento.dev
My hosts file is edited accordingly:
From the installation:
Launching it from the Xampp-VM's Apps page, this is the outcome:
"This site can’t be reached
magento.dev refused to connect."
To eliminate the possibility it could be a Xampp-VM problem, I've also installed a Drupal (bitnami-drupal-8.6.1-0-module-linux-x64-installer.run) which installed without a glitch, and opens happily. I assume it answers questions regarding file and folder permissions.
Any advice will be appreciated,