Using RPi rev B, all software updated (raspbian). I have installed the Arduino IDE software per the instructions of https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/gertboard/ . Originally the download gave errors, but upon subsequent downloads, the errors went away. Software reports that Arduino IDE is installed good. I have performed the "Initial Setup of the ATMega", per the instructions of the author of Gertboard ; https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/gertboard/ . . . I don't get any errors. Now, to send a program (sketch) to the Arduino, I need to identify the "board to be programmed."
I click on the "Tools", "Board", so as to identify the type of micro (328P) I would like to program, but there is nothing shown. The pull down menu is "Tools, Board", which should show a device to be programmed, but there is no further menu. What additional information can I supply to you to help me make further progress with this problem ?

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It is quite a while since I did this, but /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/boards.txt should be customised to include sections for the following

gert328.name=Gertboard with ATmega328 (GPIO)
  • You are correct and problem solved. I had downloaded the boards.txt file. However, in moving the file to the folder you show, I omitted a dot (period) at the end of the mv (move) command $ sudo mv /tmp/boards.txt . - also, the programmers.txt needs to be in same folder. Hat Tip to you.
    – Marla
    Jan 24, 2015 at 22:38

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