AVRISP Crazyness....!!

So I bought an AVRISP so I could burn bootloaders and OMG I've installed 1000's of devices on computers and nothing has been this PITA. I've tried both my Mac and PC and nothing, PC insists there are no drivers that are compatible and the Mac when I try to burn a bootloader say:

avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"

I've tried to access the device though the command line using avrdude, am I just going crazy?!?!

I know it's not directly related to arduino but it's in the IDE so you can burn bootloaders, any little bit of help would be greatly appreciated.


I believe there is a driver incompatibility problem. Check out this thread: "Hardware / Troubleshooting / Re: Loading Bootloader in new ATMEGA168" at: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1239465955/2#2