I want to do local Drupal development on my Ubuntu machine. So I installed LAMP and that all went fine. I can access apache through localhost in my browser. I setup my drupal database in mysql using phpmyadmin. Since this is a site I already created (on Windows) I just moved the whole drupal folder (with content) into the var/www folder (which I THINK is the root for apache on linux)...I made sure the settings were correct for the user in settings.php (drupal) and in the mysql database.
I then went to localhost/sitename I also tried localhost/sitename/install.php
And on both I get 403 Forbidden error. I think there's some sort of Ubuntu permission I need to change or something but I have no idea what that would be.
Anyone know what I might try?