I went through the Arduino Cult Induction on Sunday and had a good time (once I got to the correct address). I was so happy, I went to Surplus Gizmos and bought another Dorkboard to play with. However, the microcontroller (Mega8) I bought didn't have the bootloader installed. So I tried to use my working Dorkboard to burn the bootloader onto the new Dorkboard. It didn't work. I got a verification error on the first byte.
I was adapting the instructions here: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP
Anybody have some helpful tips or suggestions?