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4. Bring the Internet to TiVo > 56. Using the Same Filesystem

Using the Same Filesystem

Rather than all this passing about of files back and forth between TiVo and your PC, mount an NFS share on your TiVo and access that networked partition as if it were local to your TiVo.

Rather than uploading MP3s [Hack #46] to your TiVo to play, or FTPing in to grab the latest version of that Now Playing List for incorporation into your web site [Hack #90], NFS-mount your PC’s drive on your TiVo, and read and write files as if the drive were local to TiVo.

Just as we inserted a kernel module to give TiVo access to Closed Captioning [Hack #42], we can do the same to get network filesystem (NFS) support loaded into TiVo’s OS. Download a copy of the kernel module (


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