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I need to boot my USB which contains a utility program I have written. How can I make my USB bootable?

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What OS would this be for ? –  Paul R Feb 28 '10 at 13:58
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What do you want to boot into? Linux? Windows? BartPE? Are you writing your own OS and trying to test it from a pen drive? we need more info. –  John T Feb 28 '10 at 14:26

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There are several ways to make a USB drive bootable, but to run your utility you will want to boot into an operating system of some sort. Try these guides:

If you're using a computer with an operating system already installed, and you just want your utility to start when you instert the usb key, what you need is Autorun:

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The last link pertains only to Windows. –  Nathaniel Apr 4 '10 at 21:28
    
Yes. The equivilent does not really exist in Linux. The question does not give much detail unfortunately –  Colin Pickard Apr 19 '10 at 17:02

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