I had some exciting success with the last link talking about the command "dd". It took only a couple of minutes and the new drive booted up like nothing had happened. Although, despite creating an Output File -- "of" -- target partition that was much larger and really the whole motive for moving the installation from one drive to another, I am seeing only room for the space from the original partition. The whole issue seems to be bound up in Logical Volume Management.
Any comments on this, anyone?