diecimila uploading sketches to mini pro

I conected my ft232R, which is NOT the right one to upload sketches to a mini pro, but should work if conecting the right slots....but it didn't.
Then, I used diecimila, took the chip off and conected rx/tx, P, G and chip to mini pro, this error appears:
avr-gcc: error trying to exec 'cc1': execvp: No such file or directory

Couldn't determine program size: hardware/tools/avr/bin/avr-size: '/Users/applemac/Desktop/arduino-0015/examples/Digital/Blink/applet/Blink.hex': No such file

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x30
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

which is suppose to be not the right arduino slection, but believe me, i tried it all!~
any advice is more than welcome!

You need to connect a capacitor inline between the DTR from the Diecimila and the Pro Mini.

Which version of the Pro Mini is it?

3.3V/8MHz or 5V/16MHz?

Has anyone used a Due to download sketches to a ProMini ie with the ATmega removed, RxTx and Vcc and Gnd connected as described for NG to Mini here http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoMini and shown below?

If it is possible, do I select the Due or ProMini board ?

Thanks for any help.


Carolina - did you make sure to remove the ATMega168 from the Diecimila before trying to upload to the Mini?

Might sound silly but that can cause those errors

And yes it's possible David, board selection depends on what board you have

For the 3.3V Mini with 168 choose Mini (8Mhz)
For the 5V Mini with 168 choose Diecimila
For the 3.3V or 5V Mini with 328 choose Duemilanove w/ 328

Hope that helps

Thanks for that. I'll see if I can find time tomorrow to give it a try.