OK. I have read almost all the postings in this area. Here is my system and problem. System: Phillips HDR212 Original Drive - 22 gig - Toasted beyond recovery I have bought the PTVupgrade InstantCake CDROM for a Series 1 Standalone TiVo Unit. Code: ICAKE-S1SA Price:$19.99 Thought this would be the easy way to do this, I would not have to write the program, I would get a good restore CD and everything would be cool. NOT!! I have followed the instructions on the CDROM to the letter. The CDROM is on the Primary IDE controller and a slave on that contoller. There is no primary drive, as I have removed the drive (was a windows drive and wanted to make sure it did not get toasted). The drive to be upgraded is on the secondary controller as a slave drive. There is no other hard disk in the system. The new drive is a 60 gig Maxtor MX6L060J3. This is a drive I have had in a Windows system which I recently upgraded. During the "Baking" portion, it appears the scripts and so forth are copied into memory. The "Baking" occurs and says I now have good disk with like 47 hours available. Adding Pair /dev/hdc12-/dev/hdc13 Your Cake has been successfully baked. Please shutdown your computer remove the drive and install it in your TiVo. Don't forget to clear and delete. (OR SOMETHING LIKE THIS IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY) Put the disk in the TiVo and the TiVo boots. It goes through a few cycles, asks me what my zipcode is, my phone number prefix, then dials. After dialing, the hard disk basicly is accessed for about 60 seconds or so, indicated by the hard disk red light going on and off. The screen then goes to the "Almost there. A few more seconds please" with the PTVupgrade logo on it. IT THEN REMAINS ON THIS SCREEN VIRTUALLY FOREVER. I have also tried this with the following command line: mfstool restore -r4 -b -x -p -s 300 -zi /cdrom/.images/000001 Took me a bit to figure out that the program on the disk unmounted the cdrom after copying what it needed into memory. I remount the cdrom, go to the mfstools directory, then access the image on the cdrom directly. This above command line gets the same response at the end, stating a successful restore with 47 hours now available. I have seen a couple of errors at the end of some of my attempts stating: umount2: Device or resurce busy umount: /dev/hdb busy - remounted read-only I don't believe these errors are significant issues, as unmounting and mounting a file system with linux is not generally an issue. Hitting control-alt-delete sends a kill signal to all processes and will stop the machine. This only appears to happen when using the PTVbake method, so not sure what that is all about. It doesn't happen all the time. My questions are: 1. Why does the bake not work all the way? 2. Anyone ever seen the above 2 errors? (and are they significant) 3. Why would it be successful (according the cdrom load) but hang after being put in the TiVo 4. Is there a jumper setting that is specific to the TiVo hard drive? (does the drive have to be a Master, Slave, ????) As a side note, I have used both an AMD 2000+ on an ECS Motherboard and an Intel 866 Slot 1 on an Abit motherboard. The results are the same. As another side note, I have run the PTVupgrade cdrom in a Microsoft Virtual Machine with the same results on both the manual mfstool input and the run from the CDROM. I had to change the script on the CDROM a bit (and reburn it) because MVM does not put a hard disk on the secondary controller and the CDROM can only attach to the Secondary Controller. Other than that it worked fine. Any help on this would be appreciated. I just want my TiVo!!!