Im a total newbie but Ill tell you what I did...
After youve installed it and you're at the shell screen, press install VMware tools, and this will load the ISO file into the virtual CD-ROM drive ready to install. Next (taken from VMware site) type the following commands:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt
cp /mnt/vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz /tmp
Untar the VMware Tools tar file in /tmp, and install it.
tar zxf vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz
Start X and your graphical environment if they are not started yet.
In an X terminal, launch the VMware Tools background application.
Its taken from this page: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/do...1.html#1008207
I would read it if I were you, it has more info about Virtual Machine, VMware tools and Linux guests