I downloaded Lamp and am trying to install Craft CMS, but I keep getting a "Service Unavailable- Our site is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." In the log file it printed the following:

2016/06/25 22:39:51 [error] [exception.Craft\HttpException.503] exception 'Craft\HttpException' in /var/www/html/test_craft/craft/app/etc/web/WebApp.php:798
Stack trace:
#0 /var/www/html/test_craft/craft/app/etc/web/WebApp.php(203): Craft\WebApp->_processInstallRequest()
#1 /var/www/html/test_craft/craft/app/framework/base/CApplication.php(185): Craft\WebApp->processRequest()
#2 /var/www/html/test_craft/craft/app/index.php(62): CApplication->run()
#3 /var/www/html/public/index.php(19): require_once('/var/www/html/t...')
#4 {main}


Does anyone know why this might be happening?

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You'll get that message if Craft isn't installed and you hit the front-end of the site.

You'll want to load the control panel for the installer to trigger as noted in Step 5 of the install docs.


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