Hi Charlie. There are a lot of people a lot more capable than me among the regular posters here. Case in point, I have been struggling to sort out my own problems with what appears to be a pair of wrecked 600Gb Velociraptors in my Projects drive (raid0). I also know very little about the Mac OS.
Ashutosh mentions the Adobe Application Manager, but as far as I know, that is not relevant if installing CS5 from a disk. I would still be very inclined to download a new installation file for CS5 as OSx 10.9 has been throwing up a few problems on this forum, and you need to give yourself the best chance of success.
You can find the files here
Thinking back to when I installed CS5, I can remember getting a bit confused with the installer program, which is probably what Ashutosh is referring to. Save yourself grief, and read these instructions before you start. I know instructions are the last resort, and reading them challenges your rep as a 'bloke'...
There is a list of issues concering 10.9 here, but only the last directly concerns CS5 (AFAICT)
Good luck, and you can wish me the same sorting out my dead raid0 - Thank goodness for real time back ups!
Thank you for replying will try all suggestions, and will report back, it would appear from the forums I've entered I'm not alone on this problem, and Adobe do not appear to issue any solutions.
Sorry Dennis.....cannot help with radi0.......you lost me on the first paragragh............ good luck
Thank you Charlie. Truth be told, I am always glad of an excuse to upgrade, and have just ordered a pair of sixth generation 1Tb Velociraptors which will take my Project drive up to >400MB/s, but with that capacity I might bump it down to my Exports drive, and get a pair of SSDs for the Projects drive. Shame about the credic card
just in case anyone has the same problem of failure to initialise.......have come across this link
Have not tried it out yet...but ever hopeful