Oh, I thought you hd a working copy, but anyway...
The installer database is invalid...
As far as I can find, that means some Adobe stuff was left somewhere!???
I wonder if it's looking at all Disks?
Since you can't run the Adobe cleanup app, maybe...
Yes I wondered that so I unmounted everything before running the install and got the same error. I'll take a look at appzapper thanks but meantime I think I've found a solution.
If I copy the Adobe installers from the other disk it seems to work. Haven't tried a full install yet but am hopeful. I'll hopefully get chance to try it tonight and report.
Well, I have a fix, but not the cause.
- original boot disk is already cloned using SuperDupa so I have a backup
- erase second disk and run a custom install of os-x from the orginal 10.4 disks (including OS 9 Classic)
- custom install - printers and language translators not included
- X11 not incuded
- run Software Update to patch the system
- run Onyx
- copy /library/applicaiton support/adobe/installers/big_long_number/payloads +resources +setup from original boot disk to rebuild disk
- install CS3 - works perfectly
I'm at a loss here. It seems that my reinstall of 10.4 is putting something into the Adobe installers area which the install of CS3 doesn't like. What that might be is beyond me. Adobe Reader might be a cuiprite but I haven't installed anything at this stage.
So, there's the work around; no idea what the cause might be. I'l try again sometime soon when I rebuild the MacBook Pro (10.6.8) but that's going to be a while yet.
After step 6 run Onyx, I checked the /library/appliction support directory and there was nothing for Adobe in there, the install puts the directories in there and then fails with the error. Yet it works after step 8, copy the Adobe directoy into application support.
I'm missing something I'm sure, it can't be that weird. I've checked the Adobe install logs and it hasn't shed any light. I've not checked the os-x logs next so I guess that's the final check.
Then to rebuild my MacBook Pro and see what happens there!
My advice is to do without Adobe products altogether if you can.
Carbon Copy Cloner is no longer free but a few days ago it was still possible to download a free copy one version later than their stated free limit. It is such a useful utility that I advise all to get a free copy before it is too late.