I have been trying to install a clean version of OSCMax for 3 days now and I kept coming up with the sae issue alot of other people are having. The install goes fine, but when I get to the the page to choose either Catalog or Admin, either one takes me to a Blank Page.
What I have discovered is that the FTP Upload option maybe causing this problem. I have tried both oscMax 2 RC 2 and RC 2, both had the same results. I noticed in the Installation Notes that this needed to be uploaded in ASCII, and my setting was on Auto.
I switched it to ASCII (in WSFTP it is the button in between the two screens), and it worked with one drawback the images are messed up. The way around this (the only one I can think of) is to re-upload your images in either BINARY or AUTO. Most of the Images are in the image directory and the language directories, as well as the image and language directories in admin.
If this can help any of the developers as a hint or a place to look, all the better as it was my intent to just point this out as a possible way around it as it worked for me.
I am working with a Linux Server for this one but I also ran a test on a Windows Server (where you do worry about permissions), and the install went right through with FTP Upload Option of AUTO.
Hopefully this will give some insight on how to fix this problem, either that or look into going to a Windows Server.