I have this problem while trying to upload a sketch to an iTead iBoard. I am a noob that bought both an arduino uno kit and the iboard.
I have been able to program and upload to the uno with no issues so far.
I get the following error while trying to upload to the iboard. I have tried the same code that has loaded into the uno.
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
A quick google search told me it is a communication error with the board. Possibly that I am selecting the wrong board. I have selected "Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega328" based on suggestions from the internet. I have tried others just for good measure.
I have checked my serial connection and believe that the drivers are properly installed. Unlike the uno kit, the iboard requires their FOCA programmer to interface with the board. I show the driver provider as FTDI.
I also tried changing the buad rate in the the device hardware section for the port.
I don't know what else to try. Any suggestions are welcome.