Bootloader problem

Hello everyone, I was trying to burn the bootloader using STK500, following the tutorial posted in the playground section. It seems that the bootloader is not responding to the program. I have some questions: 1) There are some bootloaders which send some characters to the computer. If I burn Arduino's bootloader and observe a terminal emulation program after reset, should I expect something on it? Please tell me the settings for the program also. 2) Is there something else I have to take care about while burning through STK500 not mentioned in the tutorial. I am extremely sorry if similar queries are posted on the forum. I read the FAQ and did some search, but couldn't find something related. Regards, Dragonofages