I started over. deletted everything including the database. I loaded the zipped file to the sever and unzipped it in the server. ran the i installation and all works except design -- saving a theme. the new theme is ther but I'm getting the following error and no details are saved:
500 Internal Server Error
The request was not completed. The server met an unexpected condition.
126.96.36.199/~rmi25/PowerStore%20Files/webassist/plugins/styler/unload.php (port 80)
I tried setting all the permision along the path to 777 but that did not fix it.
Hope you had a nice Thankgiving.
I found the error reporting code in another post and added it to unload.php .
Ran thru the save theme in ie8, latest firefox and latest chrome. All gave me the same error with no additional info.