I am trying to install ubuntu 7.10 in virtual box on a windows xp pro sp2 machine. I created a 9gb virtual hard drive and mount the ubuntu iso image to the cd-rom and boot to the cd image, and get into the live session. I double click on the install icon and start the installation process, get all the way through the 7 steps, and no matter whether I chose partition automatically or if I manually choose partition settings, it start creating the file system, but after only 20 secs I get an error saying file system creation failed.

Please help me, I have very little skill when it come to linux.