I finally figured out how to install CiviCRM. I used version 2.0.4 on Joomla! 1.5 Legacy mode....so far so good.
1. Download zip file to computer and then Upload it to
2. Use Joomla! Xplorer to unpack it. After unpacking,it should be here:
3. Go to Install from Directory and enter your ENTIRE path. If you don't know what that should be (which is what my problem was) go to the Help>System Info>Configuration Path and scroll down to $log_path. This is the ENTIRE path you should be adding when using Install from Directory.
Your path will probably look something like this:
4. The actual install process may take five or so minutes.
The software as we all know is great! This is just what my non-profit needs to complete the site and manage its operations comprehensively. CivicEvent is the answer to lots of our prayers/requests, and I prefer the Joomla! administration panel to that of Drupal.
Hope this helps.....CiviCRM Rocks!!