SFTP and SSH are the same protocol–all logins should work equally well between the two; they are the same port running off the same server-side service.
Ok, so here’s what we need to do, as you are running Debian Jessie (MineOS ISO).
First and foremost, let’s get on the actual machine–not your desktop, but the actual server machine, keyboard and monitor.
- Log in as
root. You set this password upon the first install and you should be able to log into
supervisorctl status mineos – share the results of this with us, as this tells us whether it is running at all. Likewise,
top would show
mineos but the former is a better command.
- Share with us
/var/log/mineos.log – If mineos ever worked, this file will exist.
ls /usr/games/minecraft – let us know the results and/or any errors.
The only way this could happen is if you deleted it…honestly no other way this could be absent especially if you successfully logged into the webui for this install. I would venture that since this server is not actually in production, that more than likely a full re-install is the quickest, easiest course of action. Even those other steps would be futile if you accidentally deleted this directory somehow.
Some informational tidbits:
When connected directly to the server (via keyboard/monitor), you can log in directly as
When attempting SSH/SFTP, you can only log in directly as
mc–this is by design (a security-minded decision). If you ever attempt a login and it doesn’t work, the only way for us to provide meaningful explanations is if you’re also able to provide the exact error received from your client.
When running any linux-based console commands, again the best way to get help about a particular step that fails like “/usr/games/minecraft does not exist” is to copy the full command as you typed it and the error. As an example, when I search for MineOS on my macbook pro (which doesn’t have MineOS installed), I get an error: I would provide all the following for help:
MacBook-Pro:~ will$ ls /usr/games/minecraft
ls: /usr/games/minecraft: No such file or directory
You’ll notice it simultaneously let’s us know 1) you didn’t make any typos 2) where you typed it in, and 3) precisely what the shell tried to do and failed.