I Just went through a full day of headaches which finally got rectified this morning. So I just thought I would share in case any others dare to follow in my footsteps.
I then have to reload the OS and then download OS 10.4.6 which the installer said it needed before it could load. I then go to install the suite in which the installer decides to tell me that it cannot install the applications without OSX version 10.4.8. Yes I read them both correctly and they were different.
So I download the update and the install worked successfully!! :o) However, I had a problem with my license which for some reason stopped working. I got that fixed this a.m. with Adobe's tech support.
Just thought that I would share in case your thinking about doing the same.
Hi Jason, First thanks a lot for posting your experience with the installation nightmare of CS3. I had the exact same problem you described. I am currently running 10.4.8 and am reluctant to update to 10.4.10 for fear of CS3 not running. Were you able to update to 10.4.10 after installing CS3 and still run the software? I appreciate any help you can provide