I am having a similar issue, but I noticed that the disks are labeled 'Applications' and 'Content'. I click on the 'Setup' application on disk 1, the Applications disk, and I can install everything EXCEPT Photoshop!
Anyone else experiencing this? I checked the disk (1, applications) and there is a folder called 'payloads' which has a couple of .dmg files in it for photoshop. For some reason, it is not allowing me to select it as an installation in the setup though. I have submitted a ticket to Adobe to see if they have a solution. A major pain though, as I bought this specifically to use photoshop for my photography programme at university. In fact, the Design Standard suite was cheaper than just photoshop!!
I spent more than 1 hr on the phone with tech support yesterday and they told me the Application 2 disk is necessary to load all of the program. They said it should have a set up button as well and the disk I received was corrupt. After another hour on the phone with customer support and convincing them that I shouldn't have to pay over $130 for a replacement disk they are sending me a new one. I'll let you know if it works when I receive it.
I also had a previous installation of Photoshop CS4 (trial version, not activated) and I also was never prompted to insert Disk 2. This was the same behavior on 2 computers. The only interesting material on Disk 2 seemed to be the fonts, which I moved over by hand using Font Book App.
Can anyone who has done this tell me if I should do a complete de-install and re-install, am I missing anything important by the installer not asking me for disk 2?
I got lucky and I think I found the answer. If you open Windows Explorer and navigate disk #1 to the folder titled Adobe CS4. Open this folder. In there you will find the setup.exe file. Double click on it. It will bring up the menu that looks fairly similar to the menu you saw when you thought you were loading all of the programs. However, on this screen you will notice that you can select the programs that you want to install. Scroll down to the missing programs and check them and click install. That should do the trick. Good luck!
Hi, just for anyone else finding this post in the future. I solved the problem. For some reason, when it says please insert disk 2, it doesn't prompt the disk eject as it should. The solution is to do this manually.
Open Terminal and type: df
Then you'll see the 2 adobe processes left open. All we need to do is shut down the second manually.
Type: hdiutil eject /dev/disk2s2
It will confirm the unmount and the disk will pop out. Enter the second CS4 disk as requested and installation will resume.
Hope this helps.