I've searched for a while, and found many relevant topics, but none that actually answered my exact question. I understand how to make a recovery partition, but how do you make it bootable? (Example: For HP, press F11 during startup to run recovery)
Also, what are some good programs for making recovery partitions? I've heard Norton PartitionMagic and Norton Ghost, or Acronis, but I'm not sure if there is something better (preferably free) for both creating partitions, and for making back-ups.