I got my datacenter to export my virtual machines and send them to me on a disk. They did so as VDI exports.
So I have Virtual Box 5.2 installed. I've created a machine with same specs and attached the VDI file. The machine boots up fine.
It gives me the login screen: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS compname.domain tty1 compname login:
I enter the username and simply get back compname login:
Whether I enter a right user name or a nonsense name, I get the same thing. I never get the chance to enter a password.
Obviously I was accessing via SSH at the data center. But I thought that for some very basic operations, running in the VirtualBox "terminal" would be the simple way to gain access to this machine.
What am I doing wrong?