Sony SVR-2000 series 1 upgrade to 320GB

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Sony SVR-2000 series 1 upgrade to 320GB

I have recent purchased the Universal CD from DVRUpgrade with the intent of upgrading my Sony SVR-2000 TiVO from its current Western Digital 120GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital AV Grade 320GB Hard Drive. I have read everything I can find on the various forums and anything that Google comes up with – but without success. I am not a newbie, I am familiar with Linux, I have made a more than honest effort on my own to accomplish this task. Now I am humbly asking for help in identifying a step-by-step [not baby steps] procedure to accomplish this. Below is what I have done so far:

The following two attempts ended with the Sony Tivo successfully boots from the PTV screen – but the storage time is only 9 hours for High and 30 hours for Standard:

- I have booted to the “series1” section and performed the following:
- mfstool backup -6so /mnt/dos/sony.bak /dev/hdc
- mfstool restore -r 4 -s 127 -zpi mnt/dos/sony.bak /dev/hdb
- copykern [to hdb using series 1 standalone]

- I have booted to the “series1” section and performed the following:
- mfstool backup -Tao /dev/hdc | mfstool restore -r 4 -s 127 -zpi - /dev/hda
- copykern [to hdb using series 1 standalone

The following four attempts ended with the Sony Tivo starting to boot from the PTV screen – but then fails to the GSOD and restarts at the PTV screen.

- I have booted to the “series2” AND lba48 sections and performed the following:
- mfsbackup -6so /mnt/dos/sony.bak /dev/hdc
- mfrestore -r 4 -s 127 -zpi mnt/dos/sony.bak /dev/hdb
- copykern [to hdb using series 1 standalone]

- I have booted to the “series2” AND lba48 sections and performed the following:
- mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdc | mfsrestore -r 4 -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hda
- copykern [to hdb using series 1 standalone]

Again – ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.