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Hi smiley I just made my own arduino serial board and bought atmega 328P-PU ....
But I can´t get a bootloader into it ...
i built pararell programer from oficial arduino page  http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer    connect everything as it should be start arduino 1.0 and try to boothload it but this mesage pops up

avrdude: can't open device "giveio"

avrdude: failed to open parallel port "lpt1"


I try to instal giveio but another error mesage pops out :
 Acces is denied.
Error instaling GIVEIO driver (1)
Be sure you have administrator privileges!

And when i start it as an administrator it´s the same.

Can anyone help? Or is there any other easy way to bootload atmega328 throught pararell port
I´m using windows7 32bit
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First restart your computer and make sure all programs are closed.
Then launch Arduino by right clicking it as selecting run as administrator.
This may solve your access problem.
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The easiest way is not to use the parallel port ;-)
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The easiest way is not to use the parallel port ;-)
That is true. But I guess it can be done if you have no ISP.
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thanks for help but nothing worked ..... it´s the same as before
except that giveio .. now if i try to instal it it only blinks and that is all.
is there any other way .... other software that i can use to bootload it ? or if not pararell programer what do you recommend?
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Try running the giveio install program with administrator privileges.
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Doesn work ..... nevermind I have instaled linux and probem is solved ...but it isn't that easy I've got another problem but i give up .....
 I will try USBTiny for instead maybe that will work smiley
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