1.34 TB of free space -- clearly enough!). Any other advice you can offer me?
...and possibly too much, throwing off the installer's own metrics. Downsize your partition smaller than 1 TB using your disk management and assign the space that is unused to another new partition.
Hmm, that seems counterintuitive and doesn't really make sense to me, but if no one has any better ideas, I'll give it a try.
I found my answer in a previous thread on the Forum -- it worked for me.
Here it is:
Ok, the problem is solved!
Go to: http://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cs5-5-direct-download-links.html. This is the direct link that downloads any Adobe CS5.5 file without the help of the Adobe Download Assistant software. Read and follow the instructs exactly on this site. Very Important: MAKE SURE TO SIGN IN or CREATE A FREE ADOBE ID IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO. If not, you will get a message saying "access denied" or "resume your download", and thus, preventing the connection.
Once the files have downloaded (2 files in total), extract the files to your desktop.
Once the extraction process has been completed, click on the "Setup Bootstrapper Application" installer file in the extracted folder and that should manually open the Installation screen. Just follow the installation instructions, and everything should work! Good luck!