I am into microcontrollers since 5 months or so, and well to be frank Arduino has spoilt me a bit. Because, although I am already into my third microcontroller based project, and I still dont know much about bootloader burning: lock bits, fuses, etc.
I have half a dozen Atmega328s lying around without a bootloader. I also have a STK500 with me which I have hardly touched, and was searching for ways to burn the Arduino bootloader onto the 328s, using the STK500 but could find anything, other than unanswered queries similar to mine.
(I did try the Arduino as an ISP with internal clock method, twice, but it didnt seem to work:http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard)
Also one thing I found was this:http://www.design.ucla.edu/senselab/node/390
But unfortunately an important link on that page is dead, making it more or less useless.
Please help me out, since my hands are getting tied relying on a single bootloaded 328. Also out of fear of bricking 328s, I have not tried the hands-on approach, and instead was waiting to find a step-by-step tutorial...but haven't found any.
Thanks for reading.