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Can you please do show me how to install joomla on /var/www/ (root) folder I don't want /var/www/joomla and I think I am stuck with how to create permission and too afraid to make writable to public. Can you do step by step please....

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How to install Joomla 2.5.3 on Ubuntu

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The link you gave is for version 11 not 12.04 –  Tarun Oct 30 '13 at 10:52
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Ubuntu doesn't allow until you are logged in as super user. To install joomla in it login as super user and try to install.

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