I'm trying to install Arch Linux, and have successfully connected to the internet via wifi. I'm also able to ping servers, but when trying to install the base system from pacstrap /mnt base, I'm getting: error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from...... I have even tried a wired connection, but it didn't work.

  • Do you have IPv6 enabled? Have you tried traceroute archlinux.org?
    – ahaw
    Feb 17, 2014 at 13:57

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You problably have outdated mirrors. Try update them from https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/ or download latest iso from https://www.archlinux.org/download/. Other cause could be DNS problem. Can you ping servers by their names?

  • I've used the lates feb iso and yes I can ping servers
    – nqqqq
    Feb 17, 2014 at 13:15

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