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Old 08-25-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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Question Error with pacman after installing Arch Linux in Virtualbox. Any ideas?


Well, I decided to try one of the more simpler and lightweight distributions of Linux via Virtualbox, and right now I'm running into an issue after I was trying to install X.

When I ran 'pacman -Syu' I received the following error message saying that it wasn't able to retrieve core.db. extra.db, and community.db and that it failed to update core, extra, and community.

I'm not exactly a noob at the Linux game, but I'm not much of an expert. Could it be that I didn't bring up the proper interface for the network? Is it a pacman issue? Should I have done a netinstall instead of a core install?

Can anyone help me?
 
Old 08-25-2011, 04:27 AM   #2
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Have you gone through the usual network steps? ie do you have an ip address assigned? can you ping something from the net like google?
 
Old 08-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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Have you gone through the usual network steps? ie do you have an ip address assigned? can you ping something from the net like google?
No, I haven't. I thought that on Virtualbox, the OS on VBox runs off of what the host is running on.

EDIT: This is what ping google.com returns:

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ping: unknown host google.com

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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And what about ifconfig, ie does it return an ip address for you? What settings do you have in the network settings for VB? ie. NAT, Bridged ...
 
  


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