With FTP server you would connect to it using an FTP client like Filezilla for file transfers. As to samba you would connect to one of the defined samba shares using 'Map Network Drive' from Windows explorer. If you had been using either of these I think you would remember it. Exactly what services were you using on your HDR, twonky or mediatomb media servers ? If so, can you still see either of those ?If I did, how do I connect to either of these? I know I have ftp server but I think it was not turned on by default.
If you can see samba shares in Explorer then try mapping a drive to \\192.168.1.77\mediaIt didn't occur to me to use file explorer. Now I tried, it does work.
I could see samba and proceeded and got the result you predicted. Thank you very much. It wiped out the packages I had installed and for a few seconds I thought some scheduled recordings. The latter was just a scare, I hadn't realised how few programs I do record.If you can see samba shares in Explorer then try mapping a drive to \\192.168.1.77\media
This will give you access to the /opt folder. Dig down to /opt/etc and look for a file named .DO_NOT_DELETE_THIS_FILE then do what it tells you not to, and delete it. This will reset everything so that when you then reboot your HDR it will be as if you had just installed the custom firmware from scratch. You should then be able to connect to the basic web interface and re-install the full web interface again from the repository. B.T.W. Latest CFW is 4.0.9 not 4.0.8, although both are based on official Humax 1.00.21 so won't get overwritten by an overnight OTA.