Run dnsmasq as a local DNS Server (Arch Linux)

Dnsmasq is a very handy and easy to install DNS / DHCP server implementation, that uses the local hosts file to determine hostname to IP mappings. I use a local DNS to be able to call my local machines by a memorable domain instead of their IP. Additionally dnsmasq works as an DNS Cache. Installation of dnsmasq […]

“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 : Could not resolve host: error: failed to update core (download library error) error: failed retrieving file ‘extra.db’ […]

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 […]