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Can I just edit the
/etc/hosts file, meaning can I login as
user@<hostname I wish to change> without unintentionally breaking something? Would this be enough or is there something else to do?
I'm trying to create an Ubuntu 16 guest OS in VirtualBox on a Windows 10 host. I have downloaded the Ubuntu 16
.vdi from oxboxes.org, but I don't like the fact that I have to login as
osboxes@osboxes. Ultimately I want to login as
First I changed the user name using
usermod as described here in @ValentinUveges answer. This worked and so I can now at least login as
ab@osboxes. To change
@ab I have tried
groupmod -n ab osboxes, but this failed.
But at least I think what I really need to change is the
/etc/hosts file, which currently contains
cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 osboxes
So can I just edit
/etc/hosts and change
ab in order to allow me to login as
ab@ab without unintentionally breaking some parts of the OS? Would this be enough or is there something else to do?
Apart from the steps I mentioned before, this is a "fresh"
osboxes.vdi virtual operating system file.