“Could not resolve host” error

If you get this error message when trying to update the system (see example below) or just pinging an external host … $> sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing package databases… error: failed retrieving file ‘core.db’ from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : Could not resolve host: mirror.archlinuxarm.org error: failed to update core (download library error) error: failed retrieving file ‘extra.db’ […]

Setup an static IP on Arch Linux

Setup an static IP on Arch Linux can be done by placing a config file in /etc/netctl/: $> sudo nano eth0-Valhalla As you can see, you have to install sudo first. Otherwise you have to switch to root user (su). In the file you have to place the following lines for example: Description=’Valhalla at home eth0′ […]

Install Arch-Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Arch Linux is a very clean and lightweight Linux distribution. With the following steps you can install it on a SD-Card to run it on a Raspberry Pi: Get the device name (dev-path) of the SD-Card to run the operating system (see Get a list of partitions or List, partitioning and format drives) $> sudo fdisk -l […]