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    Hi there,

    I am using the pre-configured tos-virtual-machine inside of VMWare player to do my TOS programming. I am doing a small project in TinyOS and VMWare player has been very much useful to me. However, I am only being able to compile my program here but not able to download the program to the motes.
    I always make sure that the serial port is connected to the VMWarePlayer. When i attempt to load the program to the motes by using the command:
    make mica2 reinstall mib510,/dev/ttyS1

    It prompts with:
    installing mica2 bianary using mib510
    uisp -dprog=mib510 -dserial=/dev/ttyS --wr_fuse_h=0xd9 -dpart=ATmega128 --wr_fuse_e=ff --erase --upload if=build/mica2/main.srec.out
    Progarammer is not responding.
    make:***[program] Error 2

    I even tried to download it by changing the port number but the same errror message resulted.
    Is this because the serial port is not connected to VMWare? But i have made sure that it is connected and there is a clear deprssed button of the serial port indicating the connection at the top.

    Can anyone please suggest somehting. Your help will be appreciated.

    Nabaraj Dahal
    University of South Australia
    Adelaide, Australia.
    Last edited by nabaraj; 30th July 2008, 06:03.