Darcy wrote:How could the same DVD install find the repos in virtualbox but not as a real install?
Some things to think about:
Is your real installation succesfully connected to the internet?
VB uses the host's already working internet connection, so is almost guaranted to connect.
A real installation may not be able to use the real hardware if drivers are not available.
Have some packages downloaded but not others?
Could be that some of the repositories are offline, this happens from time to time.
Have you tried switching them to another location?