I downloaded the Moodle 1.5.3+ Moodle Mac OS X package. I'm trying to install it on a G-3 IMAC, with Mac OS 10.3.4. I have followed the simple instructions; dragging the xampp folder into applications. When I double-click the Moodle4OSX icon, the Moodle instructions state: "Enter your admin username and password." The prompt that appears asks for the password (not the username). I enter the password, click OK, then the prompt reappears.
I have deleted all but the admin accounts, reset password for keychain, the admin account, even root...the works. Still the password prompt recycles.
Since I don't have other data on this Mac, today I did a complete erase and install of Mac OS X on this Mac. Shouldn't be any stray passwords now, if in fact that was the issue, which I don't think was the case. Especially since, after the clean install and downloading of Moodle for Mac OS X, same deal: password prompt reappears.
I have Linux on a different computer, but couldn't get Moodle going there, with the setting up of apache and other issues. I had tried to set it up in Windows fall, but I struck out there as well.
If anyone has any advice on doing this on a Mac, or whether the Windows install might be easier since last fall (I don't remember there being a Windows package at that time), I would appreciate any advice. Sorry for the long message. Thanks.