FTP full access? (e.g. upload to /etc)


I just setup the latest OSMC release on my Pi2 and installed the FTP app from the OSMC app store. But unfortunately I cannot upload to /etc/ or root in general. My FTP client (transmit) throws “Could not create file.”, “Error -160: could not start data transfer” back. Downloading from these directories is no problem. I did not change anything in OSMC yet, it’s a fresh install.

How do I fix this?

I don’t know why you’re trying to load stuff to those places, which are root-owned, and only writable by root.
You can write to /home/osmc.
IIRC there is no root login

I do need and want root access, for instance when uploading hyperion.config to /etc/. Of course I could do this in terminal, but sometimes you might want to modify, upload, replace files outside /home/osmc.

Read this thread, which has discussed a similar situation

Great, thanks a lot!