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when I run dhcpcd after boot everything works fine but when I try to add it to auto start systemctl enable dhcpcd@eth0.service, after each boot it's inactive

dhcpcd@eth0.service       loaded inactive dead      start dhcpcd on eth0
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What happens if you simply do 'systemctl enable dhcpcd' ? – schaiba May 21 '13 at 14:22
the same, symbolic link is created, service starts but it's dead. I run Arch Linux in VirtualBox on Windows 7 if that matters. – micnyk May 21 '13 at 14:44
systemctl status dhcpcd@eth0.service? Shows any error message? – uzsolt May 21 '13 at 15:22
Ohh, I didn't try this command. Yes, it says no such file or directory. – micnyk May 21 '13 at 15:35
@don_crissti: thanks, changing name worked for me ;) – micnyk May 21 '13 at 18:57

Maybe the ethernet device name is not eth0. Mine is enp3s0. This varies with the ethernet device.

Hope it helps!

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systemctl enable dhcpcd.service works for me.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – jasonwryan Oct 17 '15 at 2:44
@jasonwryan Although you don't think it is an answer, it is the solution to the problem. – eccstartup Oct 18 '15 at 14:58

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