I've upgraded my Series 1 Tivo twice before without any problems: once to increase the size from the original 14 hours, and again when that first drive started to die. Now my second drive is dying so I decided to replace the drive rather than get a new unit.
I back up my Tivo's hard drive with mfsbackup, and everything seems successful. But when I try to restore with mfsrestore, it fails every time:
Uncompresses backup size: 816 megabytes
Restoring 816 of 816 megabytes (100.00%) (79.72% compression)
Cleaning up restore. Please wait a moment.
I've tried putting the restored HD back in my Tivo despite the error but it doesn't work. It comes on, shows the powering up screen, then the "few more seconds" screen, and then reboots. It just does that over and over.
I have tried this using the Hinsdale instructions as well as the Interactive Tivo instructions. I've used all three versions of the boot CD referenced from both those pages, including the no-joliet version. All produce identical results.
I tried searching for people who have had similar problems but I didn't find much. A couple of threads suggested that changing computers worked for them, however, that's a very difficult option for me to try so I was hoping there would be something else I could do. Also, I used this computer the last time I upgraded so I would expect it to still work for the upgrade. I'm not having any other issues with the PC.