I'm a newbie to Linux and recently attended a Linux Essentials course.
My instructor gave me a Fedora 9 Live DVD that I used to install onto a virtual machine.
After installation I attempt to update the system by going to the System menu and clicking on Update System.
I receive the following error:
Problem connecting to a software source.
There was a (possibly temporary) problem connecting to a software source
Please check the detailed error for further details.
Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora.
Please verify its path and try again.
I've done some searching on the net and I've tried running Yum Clean All but when I try Yum MakeCache it fails with:
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386
error was [Errno4] IOError: <urlopen error (-2, 'Name of server not known')>Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadat (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again.
This VM can access the net using Firefox and the link mentioned above does open up and I see all of the links listed in it.
I've also messed with setting up the network proxy to see if that was the problem.
I can't figure out what it is that is wrong, so any help would be greatly appreciated!