I'd like to run a pretty old Linux distribution (say from 2003) on VirtualBox. It doesn't look easy to find any ISO and package sources. Has any one try this rather strange adventure?
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If you look at the distro you want, have a google around their websites. As Oliver said, many of them keep older versions for you to download.
For example, I just checked that I can get early Ubuntu ISO's (certainly back as far as 2006) and Slackware. Took me about 6 seconds of googling.
It is relatively common to keep a wide range of ISO's for historical and research reasons.