Arduino isp - Burn bootloader onto atmega328p-pu [solved]

Gammon Forum : Electronics : Microprocessors : How to make an Arduino-compatible minimal board has helped me solve my issue. Has some sketches to verify that things are working. Using their tutorial i completed my bootload in 5-10 mins verses my 2 days of attempting.

i have it setup correctly like the documentation here. - the one without the 16mhz crystal.

however this is the error i get "avrdude: Yikes! Invalid device signature.
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
this check."

  1. I do not know how to fix the device signature and 2. Not sure how to override as an attempt to ignore the error.

Here are my notes. Hope this helps someone:
ATmega and ATtiny programming with Arduino Uno R3 as an ISP notes

The above link isn't working

Instead of reviving a four year old thread with a point that nobody can resolve why not tell us what your problem actually is?