MacOs 8.6 carbon lib error

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  1. skinniezinho macrumors 65816

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    Hey all,
    Just got a 300MHz Powermac G3 Beige. It is mint and came with Mac Os 8.6 already installed (it has also the original CD).
    I am trying to install a pair of 3dfx Voodoo 2 cards, but everytime I try to run the .hqx file it says "the application "stuffit deluxe" could not be opened because Carbonlib could not be found."
    I also tried to install other files (.bin) and .sit and it says the same. Any hint?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Install Carbonlib.

    It's a library that allows Carbon based apps to run.
     
  3. skinniezinho thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I forgot to write that I already tried to install carbonlib 1.6...it gives me the same error.
     
  4. AphoticD, Nov 10, 2018
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    Try StuffIt Expander 5.5 available from here:
    http://main.system7today.com/updates/75x_powerpc.html

    I believe this was pre-CarbonLib.

    And well done on the score!! I’d love to find a decent beige Mac again one day. They appear to be extremely scarce here in Australia.
     
  5. skinniezinho thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the suggestion. It gives me this error. Any hint? [​IMG]
     
  6. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    You have a chicken and egg dilemma. You need Stuffit Expander to decode the BinHex (.hqx) file, in order to install Stuffit Expander :)

    Try the link to Stuffit Expander 5.5 (or 4.5) here:
    https://www.gryphel.com/c/sw/archive/stuffexp/

    These versions are in .bin (MacBinary) format. I just tested downloading the file on my Mac Pro (El Capitan) and double clicking the .bin. It decodes safely and is ready to transfer to an HFS or HFS+ volume to run in the classic Mac OS.

    Just be aware that you probably can't use a FAT formatted USB drive (or a Windows system) to transfer the installer to the G3 as the necessary resource fork would be lost in the transfer.
     
  7. skinniezinho thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is the reason..right now I downloaded the previous file with a windows laptop and transfered to my linux desktop (on which I connected the G3 IDE HDD) and transfered the file.
    If I download directly from linux to the g3 hdd will it work?
    I am having an hard time connecting this g3 to the internet (maybe I need a different kind of lan cable according to this post)
     
  8. bobesch, Nov 11, 2018
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    bobesch macrumors 65816

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    Did you try to apply an IP adress manually without DHCP?
    I remember having problems with my first iMacG3 and DHCP, but that's some time ago and recently os9.2/DHCP worked flawless...
    --- Post Merged, Nov 11, 2018 ---
    For some reason double-clicking onto a compressed file also sometimes does't launch StuffIt-Expander on my os9 machines. There ought to be a copy of StuffIt-Expander with os 8.6 too. With os9 it's in a subfolder of "Internet-Utilities". After I've put an Alias of StuffIt-Expander onto the desktop, drag&drop worked well on certain archives while double clicking the very same files always failed.
    SheepShaverOS9.jpeg
     
  9. AphoticD, Nov 11, 2018
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    AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    It will be safe to transfer the encoded .hqx or .bin file on a windows machine, just not the decoded application file.

    On the link I posted, try the .zip file near the top of the page. It has a disk image file within which you may be able to mount on Mac OS 8.x using Disk Copy, which is found in the Utilities folder (if it is installed). You could then decompress the zip on Windows, copy the image file to the G3, launch Disk Copy, mount the image file and install StuffIt Expander from there.


    EDIT:
    I just tested this idea in SheepShaver (Mac OS 9.0.4) and found I had to manually drag and drop the .dsk file from the zip archive onto the Disk Copy window (see screenshot) because the Mount command from the Image menu wouldn't show the .dsk file in the open dialog box.

    Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 11.54.58 AM.png
     

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