I'm working on a localhost dev environment. For some reason, I decided to install PHP7 on the VM :-P. I also have WordPress and Magento 2 on the same VM, both of which have no issues with PHP7.
I've installed Magento 1.9 several times with no issues on other VMs (and ~PHP5.6), but this time the endpoint directs to "/magento1/index.php/install/" and returns a server 500 error. I see there is an extension that helps with PHP7 compatibility, but I assume that isn't helpful at the install phase. Is there a command-line install method for 1.9? I ended up going that route for Magento 2 and it was tops.
Any advice is appreciated!