Fresh install - blank installation page - cant find js files

I’ve given up trying to migrate and thought i would take a look at a fresh install of 8.2, but unfortunately i’m getting a blank installation page .

I’ve set the document root and directory settings in apache to public, and the following url is being returned

Chrome devtools indicates that the above index page is not finding some of the js files… and shows 404 error for the following.

Request URL:

I’m assuming this is because index.php needs removing from the request URL? And this needs doing in .htaccess rewrite somehow?

done it again sorry!
I spend ages struggling and then the solution comes as soon as I’ve posted.

i needed to run

sudo a2enmod rewrite