I am trying to program an ATmega128 microcontroller (bought from Robokits). I have connected the 10 pin ISP header from the USBasp programmer to the 6 pins (MOSI, MISO, SCK, RESET, VCC, GROUND) of the MCU.
But whenever I try to program the MCU the result is:
C:\Documents and Settings\intern>avrdude -p m128 -c usbasp avrdude: warning: cannot set sck period. please check for usbasp firmware update avrdude: error: programm enable: target doesn't answer. 1 avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1 Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override this check. avrdude done. Thank you.
Also I tried connecting an external 8MHz crystal to the MCU as indicated in this post, but it didn't work.