Open up your web browser and navigate to
http://localhost/mambo/. You should see the following screen:
This first screen shows the status of a number of settings required to install Mambo. When a setting has a value that could prevent or compromise the Mambo installation, it is shown in red. If you scroll down the screen, you will see the write-access of the folders in the Mambo installation:
On your local machine, most of the settings in the Directory and File Permissions section will show as Writeable. This is not likely to be the ...