How to make flash drive bootable?

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    4NewHop3 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm trying to find out how to make my flash drive bootable. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 ISO image on it,went to CMD and did the commands, but my flash drive doesn't show on the lists when I do the disk list command. Any suggestions, I heard you have to play around with some BOIS, but which BOIS?
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    LOL my mistake. BTW that's where I got everything (ISO image) xD, you sure the BIOS are there?

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    NVM found the steps

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    actually I'm having difficulties, it's not showing up in the boot menu screen. What to do?
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    The BIOS is the screen you see when you hit ESC, Del, f1, f2, f11, or whatever when your computer is booting. You have to make sure to enable boot from usb as first priority, or enable multi-boot selection menu if yours allows. It might not even allow boot from usb.
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    Mine allows multi-boot menu but i dont see the USB flash drive,thats the problem!
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    Did you go into BIOS and make sure to check that your hardware is even capable of doing it?

    Some motherboards do not allow it.
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    thats the screen you get when you are rebooting your computer and press a button like F!,F2 and such, right?
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    Yes sir/ma 'am
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    how do i check if my hardware is capable of doing it? lol im so noob since its a first go for me

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    When you are in your BIOS look around for a screen that says something along the line of boot priority. Then scan through there for something like boot from usb device.

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