Magento Installation Guide

Follow the below points :-

1) Download the latest version of magento from here
2) Extract and place it on your server. for ex. var/www/magento.
3) Download the sample data from
4) Copy and paste(mearge) media and skin directory into the var/www/magento.
5) Give the 0777 -R permission to /var/www/magento/app/etc and /var/www/magento/media directory.
$ sudo chmod 0777 -R /var/www/magento1/app/etc
$ sudo chmod 0777 -R /var/www/magento1/media

6) Navigate to http://localhost/magento and follows the steps.
7) Done!