If your having trouble with the installation and the ‘Homepage‘ layout isn’t showing up and your using Magento v1.3.2 and above, please download the homepage fix. This file needs to be uploaded on to your FTP. Please locate and overwrite the folder ‘app/code‘ with the download we have provided below.
Just drag and drop the files in your root folder of your magento store.
Remember to refresh your cache!
Hope that helps!