To recap, can you confirm these are the steps you are taking?
- upload all files
- change directory to 777
- run install
- enter db info (user has create table + view rights)
- is this where it errors out?
The installer works almost the same as PowerGallery, especially for the first 3 steps of the install. If you have it, have you installed PowerGallery ok in a similar server setup?
The issue with the create view is not fixed in 008 yet, so it is best to just have your user with the create view right. A view is still going to be created, I just plan on catching the error and explaining what needs to be done to allow the view to be created.
Also make sure to restart your browser session so the installer can start from the beginning again.