Nothing special really, but there are a few fedora-isms.

  1. Install the rpm package from the tools dvd that gets automounted.
  2. 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
  3. Run /usr/bin/ as root
  4. 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.

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