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I just came across this Linux distribution Damn Vulnerable Linux and downloaded the ISO file.i tried to run it directly with ISO image in VirtualBox.

But it message like

ioslinux 3.36 2007-02-10 copyright 1994-2007 h peter anvin isolinux:

(which I think points to non bootable media) and asking for kernel image. I mounted the iso file, then tried few files like vmlinuz in mounted directory but VM unable to find them and display another message

unable to find kernel image

Then I tried to burn image to DVD with NERO(bootable options). This time I am not getting any message at boot time. Just a blinking cursor for ever.

How to make a live DVD out of that iso?

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First of all, I think you should ask this question at superuser. Anyway check the downloaded file checksum. maybe it's corrupted. If it boots up on virtualbox, then it should boot when it's burned to a DVD. just for sure try other apps than Nero (ie. CloneCD). – fardjad Jan 22 '11 at 19:41
Maybe its already hacked? That is damn vulnerable. ;-) – deltaray Jan 23 '11 at 2:14
its interesting little distro, though by its very nature, not quite up to date ;p – Journeyman Geek Oct 31 '11 at 7:52
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Okay, I feel really silly actually saying this out loud. When it gets to the boot: prompt.....just press enter

it will boot.

as far as burning the ISO, don't mess with boot options. just burn the iso like a normal data disk.

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Thanks !! sometimes the most simple things are hardest to think of...silly me!! and thanks for that ISO boot option advice :) – Neo Jan 23 '11 at 8:52

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