Nothing special really, but there are a few fedora-isms.
- Install the rpm package from the tools dvd that gets automounted.
- Install the kernel-devel package that matches your processor type, which you can find out by looking at the kernel name obtained from
uname -a. It appears that fedora doesn’t create the /usr/src/linux symlink for you, but that’s OK, since nowadays installers find it through the proper kernel-version-specific /lib/modules/foo-x.y.z/build symlink
- Run /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl as root
- Optionally, if you don’t want to restart X, just run vmware-user from the command line (as your logged in user, not root)
I think this the most trouble-free Linux guest install I’ve ever done.