As the Bitnami Magento email says:
"Thanks for selecting Bitnami Magento! Simply open the downloaded installer and in a few easy steps you will be up and running. It's that easy."
OS: Windows 7 - XAMPP - php 5.6.30 (magento "localhost" installation)
first step: I install bitnami magento app using XAMPP and it installs magento in a non-traditional way (e.g. NOT in the directory htdocs as I expected) in a directory called ./apps/htdocs etc etc.
OK I don't care, let's go start XAMPP and see if Magento setup starts.
A great strange error welcomes me and so I decide to type http://localhost/magento/setup
luckily It appears the serup step menu, I go to the first step, checking system.
After a brief check the page ansewr me that there are errors.
1) It cannot be possible to detect php version (?????)
2) It needs other php extentions,particularly the SSL/TSL openSSL extension.
I open the php.ini from xampp "php" directory and php.ini from php 5.6.30 directory (as adviced by xampp I installed php 5.6.30 in a different directory from the original php xampp directory) and activate ALL extensions to make possible recognize all from the page.
But it don't resolve the problem. Extentions are required and openssl to manage SSL/TSL operations.
OK, don't discourage yourself at first step.....
I try an alternative step: to ignore these check warning bypassing checking system step and going to install database step.
At first launch..................... BOOM!!!!!
ERROR: pdo_mysql must be loaded
OK close session - shutdown the system. Goodbye.
Any advice? Any help? What goes wrong'
Thanks in Advance - Danilo