The problem that I am currently having is that I burn the bootloader using my sparkfun parallel programmer and then I am able to use my MiniUSB adapter to load a sketch once. After I have loaded a sketch I can't load another until I burn the bootloader again. The odd thing is that if I load the blink.pde sketch it appears to run fine, but the arduino software is not able to establish sync to the board when programming. Does anyone have any thoughts?
What I have: 2xArduino Mini Pro w/328p 5v/16MHz with regulator and crystal replaced to make it 3.3V/8MHz 2xArduino Mini w/328p 5v/16MHz with regulator and crystal replaced to make it 3.3V/8MHz Sparkfun Parallel Programmer MiniUSB adapter