While it's completly unsupported and only seems to work with the SLES 11 Express images it is possible to get Teradata Express to work on Virtual Box.
I followed these instructions http://techathlon.com/how-to-run-a-vmdk-file-in-oracle-virtualbox and after a couple of attempts managed to get a TD Express 15.00 image to come up in Virtual Box (on my MAC).
Power on as normal and you should get a TD Express Image running in Virtual Box (remember Express is not a supported product and even less so in an untested environment).
What is your current network setup in VirtualBox? I want the vm guest to access the internet and I want my host (laptop) to access the vm guest while under Teradata Network. Thanks
Not done TD for a while, but typically I do a NAT setup with Port forwarding from the VM (1025 for the Database) through to usually the same on the host. You would then use Studio/IDE to make a connection to localhost:1025 to connect to the database.
Not sure about access from the TD VM out through your host in this setup, again not tried any of this in a long time.
The desktop doesn't show up because the X11 config is tailored for vmware tools.
Uninstall vmware tools by running /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl. After that install VirtualBox guest additions.
When installed, run yast command from command line and reconfigure X11.
Then it will work, but I deem it unnecessary and disable it anyway.
Has anyone been able to run Teradata Express 16.xx on VirtualBox ? It hangs during the boot process on "Detected xxxxx MHz Processor". I've running the latest Virtual Box version.
Just a note about the type of Storage Controller. I checked my TD15 Express version and its been running happily on SATA for ages, and I've seen another post that says it needs to be SCSI - with the post above advising to use IDE I guess we have them all covered ! I've tried them all with 16.20 and they all stop at the same spot. Another point of difference with other posts is the use of Acceleration. I've tried various options with no success.
I appreciate it is not supported, but being able to run on Virtual Box on a Mac is a great(undocumented) feature.