On Tue, 2014-02-18 at 20:32 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote: > >> When I fire up the virtualbox VM Centos starts as I would expect, but > >> when I try to use yum list updates (or any of several other yum > >> command I've tried) I get a repo error - " > >> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror > >> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile > >> Could not retrieve mirrorlist > >> http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=i386&repo=os error was > >> 14: PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'mirrorlist.centos.org'" > >> Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base > seems so - I have a terminal and can ping out and ftp, the host > computer is a home ubuntu box on a wifi network, I'm typing right now > on another computer on the same network, I'm not aware of any > connectivity issues, I haven't set up any proxy. I got exactly the same problem due to a firewall (IP Tables) stopping traffic. Ensure port 80 is open. -- Paul. England, EU. Our systems are exclusively Centos. No Micro$oft Windoze here.