Ludo Beckers lazylew at
Sat Mar 29 09:17:39 PDT 2014

I completely understand your point and agree.

To my 'defense' (wrong word really, because I don't feel like your comment
was meant in a bad way at all) I can say that I simply expected a
dragonfly.iso working out of the box on a virtual machine.

My intention was of course to take a look at a DragonFly desktop and see if
I like it.
Having to know stuff about networks, DHCP and such is beyond my
I would of course be willing to learn stuff by myself, from the
documentation, once I decided DFly is for me.

Tuesday I'm expecting a visit from a friend to help out with some hardware
issues - he has used DragonFly before, so if he can spare the time I'll ask
him to help out.

Thanks again everybody for being so helpfull and especially patient :-)


On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at> wrote:

> On 3/29/2014 16:44, Ludo Beckers wrote:
> > ping: cannot resolve
> > <>: Host name lookup failure
> So... fix it, right?
> That's why pkg doesn't work.
> I don't know how you set VM up, or if you set up networking when you
> installed DragonFly.  You could have selected DHCP in the installer and
> it would probably be working now.
> Your issues are now past pkg.
> But we can't continue doing one step at a time over a mail list.  You
> are basically expected to look for documentation follow though.  In
> other words, "Your network isn't set up" is a cue to go find the
> networking documentation and set it up.  We're just pointing you in the
> right direction.
> If you really need step-by-step instructions then doing it over IRC
> (#dragonflybsd at EFNET) is better if you can find a kind soul but its a
> lot to ask someone so you should really try to learn as much as you can
> by yourself and only ask for help when you are really stuck.
> good luck!
> John
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