Var gone, telnet OK, No FTP
The box decided to rebuild the /var partition
I can telnet to it, of course no tivoftpd... Anyway I can transfer the hacks without pulling the drive?
Is it a series-2? Do you have Alphawolf's All-in-One Utilities (tivotools) stored on the root partition? It has a good version tivoftpd included, and you can run it manually.
Otherwise, you can try a telnet client with file-transfer ability (like say TeraTerm) and try to sz/rz a copy of tivoftpd.
And after you do, you may want to put your hacks somewhere other than var so as to avoid this problem.
Christopher D. Heer
Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde
Thanks folks. After failing to get TeraTerm to transfer over telnet (ethernet), came back here to search some more, and ran into "http_get" reading some of the posts. Http_get is already on the tivo. Since I had a web server already setup locally, I was able to easily get tivoftpd to the box.
Wondering why all guides I read use /var/hack. No wonder why PlainBill hates guides...
I think because (1) there is usually a lot of room on var, (2) it is always read-write, and possibly (3) early "hacks" would run afoul of initrd and get deleted from the root partition, but didn't ever touch /var.
Originally Posted by bigcat400
But these days there isn't much reason to keep using it. Some tools still rely on certain files being in /var, though.