hello all, I have been trying to upload bootloader to my Atmega 328a on a breadboard (40 pins one) with my arduino mega adk since 4 days now... :) but with no luck. i am completely new to arduino and have never programmed an microcontroller before. i know little about electronics but now after watching how easy it is to program arduino i started a few projects of mine. after trying out blinking led and lcd scroll i wanted to make it on external hardware (without dependency of arduino). So i started making arduino on breadboard as shown on arduino website. i have 16mhz ocillator and etc in place. I searched and again searched the internet and arduino forum but wasnt able to find the answer.
The problem is that i have a atmega 328a with 40 pins (easly available) and i am unable to bootload it. and get error everytime i try to bootload it. i have checked and rechecked the connections and getting error again an again. What should i do?
any help will be highly appreciated.