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Microcontroller Programming » Initialload -upload error 258

November 09, 2011
by BNS
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Hi, This is my first time programming and using command prompts, I opened my code file in cmd,worked my way to initialload,then type in make- It seems to list everything in make file and at the end is says initialload -upload error 258- I changed my port to (com1) and changed make file to (com1)Any help would be appreciated

November 09, 2011
by hevans
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Hi BNS,

It would be helpful if you pasted the entire error message you are getting so we can take a look.

Try not changing the COM port manually and using the assigned port number and see if that gives you any different results.

Humberto

November 09, 2011
by BNS
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HI HUMBERTO I CHANGED PORT BACK TO COM6. SAME THING. HERES A COPY OF THE ERROR C:UsersBarry & ShawnDesktopCodeCode>cd initialload

C:UsersBarry & ShawnDesktopCodeCodeinitialload>dir Volume in drive C is HP Volume Serial Number is 5AB9-7B12

Directory of C:UsersBarry & ShawnDesktopCodeCodeinitialload

11/09/2011 07:31 PM <DIR> . 11/09/2011 07:31 PM <DIR> .. 05/01/2010 04:31 PM 969 initialload.c 11/09/2011 05:08 PM 21,973 initialload.hex 11/09/2011 06:59 PM 637 Makefile 3 File(s) 23,579 bytes 2 Dir(s) 322,319,978,496 bytes free

C:UsersBarry & ShawnDesktopCodeCodeinitialload>make avrdude -c avr109 -p m168 -b 115200 -P (COM6) -U flash:w:initialload.hex:a /usr/bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (C' /usr/bin/sh: -c: line 1:avrdude -c avr109 -p m168 -b 115200 -P (COM6) -U flash :w:initialload.hex:a' make: *** [initialload-upload] Error 258

November 09, 2011
by hevans
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Hi BNS,

It looks like you have parenthesis around your port number. Remove the parenthesis so it just says COM6. I believe that is the error the shell seems to be complaining about.

Humberto

November 11, 2011
by BNS
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Thanks for the help, you were correct the parenthesis were causing the problem.

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