OK so I am a gluton for punishment ( it keeps me out of trouble )
I had not bothered with TikiWiki previously as I do not use MySQL, but the switch to ADOdb for 1.8 was too tempting to resist. It has taken the best part of the day, but I have a copy of the database running on Firebird1.5, and I've added it to the install screen. Everything is comng up, except I presume that when logging in as admin I should get the admin page?
It forced the change of password OK
I had Menu & Assistant left, and Login right, Admin->Modules worked, and I've added a logo left and a calendar right. Also I can manually access tiki-adminusers and have added a couple more, BUT I am missing the admin home page. When should that have been created? From the *.sql script, or when running install?
I'm sure it is just a missing database entry? but which one