InDesign doesn't migrate well. Uninstall, run the cleaner tool (CS Cleaner Tool for installation problems | CCM, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3) and reinstall, but be aware that old versions of ID are not supported on new versions of OS X so if you are using something older than CS6 you may still have problems getting it to run.
Thanks for that information. Any idea on how to install with no cd/dvd drive? New macbook on flash.