Hack dir disappears

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  1. thepicman

    thepicman Motivated Sluggard

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    :confused:

    On 01/02/06 my hack directory flew the coop :eek: I noticed when I did not get my DailyMail from one of my TiVos.

    DSR708 not connected to phone line, running the pre-zipper scripts. Seems like everything else is intact. What might have happened?

    TPM
     
  2. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    was it in /var?
    /var gets wiped from time to time.
     
  3. thepicman

    thepicman Motivated Sluggard

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    All of the other things in the /var dir are still there?
     
  4. captain_video

    captain_video Member

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    That's because they were there originally. When the log files get too full the Tivo will wipe the /var directopry and rebuild a new one from scratch. Since your /var/hack directory wasn't part of the original file structure it disappears. Rule of thumb is to install your hacks in a partition other than /var. Set up a new /hack directory in the root directory of the active partition and then revise your rc.sysinit.author file and the PATH statement to point to the new file locations.
     
  5. DaveSchott

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    In which partition was the var wiped out?
     
  6. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    var is in /dev/hda9
     
  7. DaveSchott

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    OK - I read somewhere that " Partition 9 is a special for a number of reasons, including the fact that it usually survives a system software update by TiVo ".

    So apparently the quote is just a partly accurate statement. time to relocate the hacks! Don't the hacks have to go into both active and inactive partitions?
     
  8. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    they can go where ever you want them just make sure the system can find them by adding the location to your path.
     

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