I keep hearing that the bootloader is not required, However, after many searches and lots of google, I have not come across the steps required. I'm on a Mac, so, I'd rather not use AVR studio. I've worked out the bugs with my code, and have a bare circuit with the 328. I can "upload using programmer" (avrisp mkII). However with no bootloader this will not run.
Are there any good tutorials on the steps needed to set the vectors and fuses to run without a boot loader?