“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 …

… you have to declare an default route:


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/:

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:

Now you only need to activate […]

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)

You should see […]