Re: Installation gone awry – Sub folders not created
There is not supposed to be a folder names “topic” – that is done with mod_rewrite on Apache. Can you try disabling mod_rewrite in your config.php and see if it works?
$bb->mod_rewrite = false;
If your forum works after that, then you need to do some work with your .htaccess and rewrite rules, or just leave non-pretty permalinks. But try that first, I think that’s why you’re getting 404 errors.
You didn’t mess up anything I don’t think.