I have downloaded Drupal 8.x-dev at https://drupal.org/node/572834 to test on my local PC (Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1).

I have successfully installed but when I try to access Admin menu is giving me "Not Found" pages, though on a simplytest.me sandbox it working ok.

What am I doing wrong?

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    This question appears to be off-topic and it belongs to superuser.com – user49 Mar 5 '14 at 6:19
  • Oscar post your solution as an answer – Bala Mar 5 '14 at 6:42
  • @Bala, I've posted as you requested :) – Askar Mar 5 '14 at 6:50
  • @chx why would it? – Mołot Mar 5 '14 at 7:25
  • Because the ways to enable mod rewrite has nothing to do with Drupal. – user49 Mar 5 '14 at 9:16


Thanks to @tenken for giving me a hint this was related to "clean urls" issue.

I got this working with the following steps:

  1. Run sudo a2enmod rewrite # Enabling "rewrite" module
  2. In /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and look at the block <Directory /var/www/> changed from AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All
  3. Run sudo service apache2 restart

This reference was helpful https://drupal.org/getting-started/clean-urls

  • thank you. I was getting really down hearted with my 1st try to use D8. AllowOverride All in <Directory /var/www/> allowed login. Was stuck with just Front Page until now! – Randy Skretka Mar 31 '14 at 0:38
  • I have already enabled rewrite module, and gave AllowOverride All, but still i face the same issue even after apache restart...any suggestions please – Sushivam Nov 15 '17 at 12:30

I'm not sure the paged you linked is actually a -dev release from like 2013.

A page that lists the recent releases can be found here: https://drupal.org/node/3060/release

I recommend installing the:

drupal 8.0-alpha9, Posted by catch on February 19, 2014 at 2:29am

Keep in mind that Drupal8 prior to I believe any Beta release is not officially supported by any upgrade path (to my knowledge). If you're a programmer and not a casual site administrator or user; code you write may be affected/break as Drupal8 matures to a release candidate.

Somebody please correct me if I got the Supported version wrong (even for just developers from an API standpoint; I know like the new Migrate API is still unstable).


After commentary, it turns out ModRewrite needed to be enabled on Apache for these paths to work without a querystring parameter.

  • If you follow the link I posted it shows "Last updated: March 4, 2014 - 23:58". I have tried to install drupal-8.0-alpha9.tar.gz but the results same... – Askar Mar 5 '14 at 2:33
  • That "last updated flag" may be for the node and not the file. It's interesting you have that problem on 8.0-alpha9 ... because I also have it installed and do not see that error. Perhaps it's "user error" :) – tenken Mar 5 '14 at 2:35
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    does your apache install allow for 'clean urls'? – tenken Mar 5 '14 at 2:36
  • To allow "clean urls", if I'm not mistaken, I have to run "sudo a2enmod rewrite". I haven't done it when I was posting this thread. – Askar Mar 5 '14 at 2:49
  • I see the core modules had been installed, it's just not showing up them. As you mentioned, this can be related to "clean urls". In drupal 7 allowing clean urls can be done in configuration. But it's not showing up for drupal 8 dev. – Askar Mar 5 '14 at 2:57

I was having the problem where I would go to my-site.com/admin/what-ever-page, I would get an error.

I made sure that the AllowOverride All was set.

Also made sure that the rewrite module was installed and enabled.

Still had the issue.

What I found was that cURL had not been installed. Once that was in place and the server was restarted, the /admin/ pages started working.

  • i still face this issue even after curl is enabled...any suggestion/. – Sushivam Nov 15 '17 at 12:31

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