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#1 2013-08-07 13:42:25

Wantoast
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[SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Hi!

I'm trying to install ArchLinux on my Acer Aspire 5750G (I'm following the "Beginners' Guide").
I managed to establish a Wi-Fi connection (Although "wifi-menu" didn't work: I used the wpa_supplicant function. But this isn't the purpose of the thread) and to mount the various partitions. But now I have some problems installing the base system.

Infact, when I go for:

 pacstrap -i /mnt base 

I get an error like:

 error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from archlinux.openlabto.org : Resolving timed out after 10463 milliseconds 

And it continues like this for each mirror of the mirrorlist, so I think that they're not the problem.
And its not even a problem of my internet connection, because if I try the "ping" command it works.

I have to say that my iso is the "July" one, because when they released the last one I had already burnt mine to a DVD. Maybe that's way I get this error, but I'm note sure.
I've searched for some solutions on the forum, and someone said that after some time it should function.

Anyway, how can I resolve this issue?
Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Wantoast (2013-08-07 17:07:28)

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#2 2013-08-07 14:16:57

drcouzelis
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

The month old installation media shouldn't be a problem.

Does the Internet connection really work? Can you load a website in a web browser?

# Use links (or links2 or lynx, whatever's installed)
links archlinux.org

Last edited by drcouzelis (2013-08-07 14:17:23)

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#3 2013-08-07 14:37:23

Wantoast
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

drcouzelis wrote:

The month old installation media shouldn't be a problem.

Definitely. I have just tried with the newest version and the problem occurred again.

drcouzelis wrote:

Does the Internet connection really work? Can you load a website in a web browser?

# Use links (or links2 or lynx, whatever's installed)
links archlinux.org
 link will not execute and completion _links exsists. 

EDIT: I used elinks and Internet works. I'm quite sure it's not a connection problem ("Quite" because if wifi-menu didn't work there should be a reason).

Last edited by Wantoast (2013-08-07 14:57:09)

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#4 2013-08-07 14:51:38

2ManyDogs
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Wantoast wrote:
 link will not execute and completion _links exsists. 

That's why drcouzelis said "whatever's installed" -- try

elinks archlinux.org

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#5 2013-08-07 14:59:48

Wantoast
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Didn't see the answer.
Anyway I edited the last message.

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#6 2013-08-07 15:44:19

drcouzelis
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Seems to be a DNS problem. See here, which links to here.

Does that help?

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#7 2013-08-07 16:06:21

Wantoast
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

drcouzelis wrote:

Seems to be a DNS problem. See here, which links to here.

Does that help?

Yes, I replaced my DNS with the Google's one and now it works. Thanks!
So why did mine not function? Should I ever leave Google/Open DNS?

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#8 2013-08-07 16:20:31

drcouzelis
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Yay! Please edit your first post and mark the title as "[SOLVED]". smile

I have no idea which DNS you should use. I switched from my default to Google's DNS a while back because it's supposed to be "faster". I didn't really notice a difference, so I just left it. Whatever. hmm

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#9 2013-08-07 17:07:46

Wantoast
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirrorlist's error installing the base system

Ok. Thanks again!

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