Re: “Parse error: syntax error” in the Step 1
You have a syntax error in your bb-config.php file. If you have a text editor with syntax highlighting it will be easy to find. Don’t post an edited config here because in the process of editing you might destroy the information we need to figure out where the syntax error is.
Can you start over WITHOUT creating the bb-config.php? Just let the installer do the work. You need to get rid of the bb-config.php and make sure there is a bb-config-sample.php and then just run the installer.