I was able to get S Beta 2 to come up on XAMPP Windows (as John suggested, some files were missing after unzipping - a mystery).
The "Install Omeka S Create First User" page appeared and I supplied the required information and pressed Submit. The page reappeared with the error:
There were errors during installation.
Invalid path to file.
To debug this, I created a new database and ran the install again from a debugger. An exception occurs in the install() function on line 68 of
which is trying to perform task
The exception is "Invalid path to file." The file path is
That file exists.
At this point I'm stumped. Suggestions?