Product images won't display

I have a trial installation of v2 which runs but I cannot get images to upload or display in any fashion.

If I create a product and attempt to add images by browsing local for a thumbnail in the product directory I get a result of


If I try getting the same image from the server at images/product/bottles.jpg

I get a broken image with a property of

I’m finding this program incredibly frustrating to work with. Could there be something wrong with the basic setup somewhere. I did have considerable trouble getting the script set up because there appeared to be errors in the instructions.

Can anyone offer suggestions on this?

Many thanks.

In the setup instructions it says

chmod -R 777 images

What it does not say is that all the subdirectories of /images must also be chmod 777.