did u connect anything else on ur Atmega aside of the parallel programmer?
I don't think this is your problem because I have it installed in my computer and I can burn the bootloader with the Parallel Port Programmer without problems.Did you try the DOS solution?Or the 0007 solution?
It's a shame that the ability for everyone to use a parallel ISP programmer has been so elusive here. It would be great if procedures were formalized to the extent that they would work for everyone. It would save a lot of frustration.
I wasn't saying that the people here have been elusive.
f you say that the option on the IDE to burn with a parallel programmer is a hack