Only the former; being too full is a TiVo urban myth.Originally posted by Chris T
Dont worry! The problem with using the /var/ directory is that if Linux finds a problem with it or it becomes too full it will delete and rebuild the contents sans of course the hack directory.
The /var partition gets deleted if it fails two consectutive runs of the Linux equivalent of chkdsk.Originally posted by Deadslow
This is too much to be just coincidence. At the moment I fixed my rc.sysinit.author file the same thing has happened to me! All I did was download the latest listings. Oh well, time to give TW+ a go.
Yes, a tar file preserves permissions, provided you use the right options.Originally posted by pmk
1. Does creating a tar bar include all file permissions etc?
2. If the var area is removed do you loose access to Telnet / FTP or is this insalled in a different area?
I've lost my /var/hacks directory twice already. Running 6.2 with the serial port redirect at the end of rc.sysinit. The rc.sysinit change is persisent but I lose my /var/hack directory.sanderton said:The /var partition gets deleted if it fails two consectutive runs of the Linux equivalent of chkdsk.
If it happens a lot it may be indicative of a disk problem.
Also, it only happens on a reboot, so your Tivo must have crashed.