Burning bootloader with the Uno to Atmega168?

Hi!

I'm trying to make a midi sync box for my gameboy dj-set: http://little-scale.blogspot.dk/2008/07/how-to-build-midi-clock-to-game-boy.html

I was pretty optimistic and bought all the components myself, and everything seemed to be pretty straight forward .. until: I had to get the correct data onto my empty Atmega168. I found out that before I could get the correct data on it, I needed to burn a so-called bootloader onto it, and I found this tutorial: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP

This didn't seem to work, at all. I also tried the breadboard-version (both the simple one and the one with crystal). I also tried this: http://birdslikewires.co.uk/articles/arduino-bootloader-on-atmega168?commented=1#c000276 without luck.

I have several arduino Uno boards, but it's the only model I have. Is it really not possible with 2 arduino Uno's, a breadboard and wires to burn the bootloader (and later on, the data) to an empty Atmega168?? If not, then I would really appreciate knowing it so I can sleep at night.

Thanks!

I found out that before I could get the correct data on it, I needed to burn a so-called bootloader onto it ... Is it really not possible with 2 arduino Uno's, a breadboard and wires to burn the bootloader (and later on, the data) to an empty Atmega168?

Follow this tutorial: http://pdp11.byethost12.com/AVR/ArduinoAsProgrammer.htm

Using just an Arduino Uno and 4 wires you can directly burn the data into your Atmega168. The bootloader is not really needed.