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I need to install an old version of Ubuntu (namely, 10.04) in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. Unfortunately it fails. My host operating system is Ubuntu Precise 32bit. I downloaded the 32bit image.

Just after selecting the mirror, the next screen asks for a http proxy (which I leave blank), then the "Downloading release files" window flashes briefly, finally it disappears and the screen stays blue with a grey band on the bottom.

I have tried to install the current Ubuntu version on the same virtual machine and it works perfectly. I tried VmWare Player, and it hangs the same way!!

I tried to google for it, but it seems nobody has experienced this?


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exactly the same for me with 12.04 minimal installer (and also on 10.04, which I tried first). I'm on VirtualBox 3.1.2, which version are you using? –  GWu Nov 11 '12 at 18:01
The problem with 10.04-mini guest persists, even after upgrading the host to 12.10. My VirtualBox version is 4.2.4 from Oracle's PPA. No solution so far. So frustrating :( –  Palantir Nov 12 '12 at 9:23
[Not an answer] After adding the bounty I lost comment everywhere, so I'm posting here sorry...I have the same problem for Ubuntu 11.10 and Lubuntu 12.04 installs using either UK mirror. –  Ads20000 Jun 14 '13 at 6:10
@Ads20000 - I've returned your bounty. Please raise your own question. This was specifically for 10.04 minimal. I'll close this now since its now off-topic. Make sure you are referring to a supported version of ubuntu and put as much details such as memory/graphics card of the host –  fossfreedom Jun 14 '13 at 7:22
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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Jun 14 '13 at 7:22

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