10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 2:32 PM by Simon Murray
Simon Murray Level 1 (65 points)



For reasons of economy and if it ain't broke, don't fix it, I'm still running with a G5 Dual 2.0 PowerPC at 10.4.11 for my music and photography studio. Married, two lovely children and an adorable wife, so can't afford to upgrade, and anyway, it works. Mostly.


I have two boot disks, cloned using SuperDupa which I test regularly. I've recently been having a few minor niggles so I decided to rebuild one of the disks from scratch as this hasn't been done in a couple of years. Erase the disk using Disk Utility, clean os-x install from the original disks, patch the system using Software Update then bit by bit load all the applications and gradually rebuild the whole system.


All going well until I get to Adobe CS3. When I run setup to install CS3 I get the following error;


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Critical errors were found in the setup

          - The installer database is invalid: please re-install the product from the original media. Please see Setup log file for details.



I've done some research and found that this is mostly about an unclean uninstall of CS3 when reinstalling, and is fixed by either running a CS5 cleanup program, which doesn't apply in this case as I've done a clean install (and it won't run anyway) and the boot disk is the only disk mounted. The other fix is to  erase the disk and do a clean o/s install, which is I've done. That hasn't worked either.


I've tried running the setup on the other boot disk (at 10.4.11) and also on my MacBook Pro (at 10.6.8) and it works both times.


Any clues would be apprecaited.


thanks and regards



Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Mac OS X (10.4.11), G5 Dual 2Gb PowerPC 10.4.11