The error I am receiving (paths removed for security) is as follows:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysqli_connect() in /home/path/to/script/news/mysqli.php on line 23
I tried to search for similar errors on the forum, but did not come up with anything really relevant other than http://network-13.com/thread/1433
I have the same issue if I choose mysqli during step 1 with database info. I just get a blank screen after clicking continue with no error message. If I choose Mysql, the script connects to the database just fine, but when I get to step 3, I get the above error. No tables ever get written to the database.