Trying elgg again and apols prob a noob error

Just tried the composer install method and ran into the missing module problem.

So I read just download the zip and go from there.
I did and the install went ok until the first visit and get a blank page.
Apache is telling me The view resources/index is missing.
and The view resources/error is missing.

Chrome is telling me

The  page isn’t working


edirected you too many times.


Now just to check, as actually I didn't but just ran straight for Ubuntu 16.04 which is php7 is that ok?
Also any ideas as I am sure its me being a dumb noob again.