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AVR microcontroller programming help?

I am about to start programming AVR microcontrollers with a USBtinyISP programmer from http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/. The problem is the computer I use is running vista, and the fact that it is 64 bit doesn't make it any better. I tried WinAVR but it didn't seem to be working properly.

I happen to have a bootable linux CD, so mayby that could be used with my computer.

Should I run linux or can I find some other software that will work with 64 bit vista? What software should I use to program it? Please explain in detail.

emercom8 years ago
If you'll search the Internet you will find so interesting things as LiveCD, Portable UBUNTU or WInPE that means OS loading from CD without any installation. BTW Ubuntu original CD is booting into UBUNTU Linux & you could use it together with any external disk or flash memory to load programs If you want write me to private & I'll help you to find some of there Good luck!!
dark sponge (author)  emercom8 years ago
Yeah, I already have a linux bootable CD. I was just wondering if there was some programming software that would work with 64 bit vista. Also, if I did use the linux, what software would work the best for programming AVR on it? Thanks for the help!
AVRDUDE work with UBUNTU...at least up to 8.1.
For most I've done I am using a Win Box running 2K, but had some success with Ubuntu and AVRDUDE befor I got side tracked into learning C.
-fab
emercom8 years ago
Hi. at this link http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/download.html you have some source that could be compiled under any linux-like systems and even instructable how to do it... unfortunately I haven't time to test it but I thing you'll get with this without any problems

P.S A little google search for keywords AVR,AVRSTUDIO etc. wrote me a lot of links for software working under various operating systems.

Good Luck and I'll happy to know about your tries