Currently I am trying to upload the Arduino boot loader, as well as a sketch to an Atmega8 that currently resides on a breadboard.
I have swapped the Atmega8 out with a 328p which gives me no issues, and I've also tried programming an Attiny85 with no issues either.
I would just say F it and just use the 328p, but I have a ton of Atmega8's, and I don't want them to go to waste.
Here is the error I'm getting.
avrdude: safemode: Sorry, reading back fuses was unreliable. I have given up and exited programming mode
It may also be worth mentioning that I'm using VisualMicro, as well as the Arduino IDE to upload the bootloader/sketch, and not avrdude in command prompt.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.