Windows users should consider WinAVR's avrdude instead of the avrdude included with Arduino software.
This is kind of getting off topic, but if my application will not be doing anything with analog inputs, how should I leave AREF; floating or decoupled to GND(or other option)?
wondering about the proper fuse settings, etc.
What's the best solution for a newbie like me to get this thing loaded and functioning?
Also, once burned, can it be reburned with new fuse settings?
One more thing: I may want to use a chip like the ATtiny45 for a project. Is there a way to stick with the Arduino IDE or should I learn to use AVR Studio 4, etc. for that?