I am trying to make this stand-alone arduino and followed everything as per http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Standalone. The process is sucessful but the bootloaded microcontroller, in my case ATmega8 and ATmega328 can only be programmed ONCE from the bootloader. That is, after uploading the bootloader to my board, the USB to RS232 convertor can only program the chip once and after that it gets stuck with this message.
System wide configuration file is "/etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf" User configuration file is "/home/samarpan/.avrduderc" User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping Using Port : /dev/ttyUSB0 Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 57600 avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: Send: 0   ... ....
I programmed the bootloader using USBasp option from the IDE. Does anyone has any clue what’s happening?