What are the detail steps on installing VMware Linux workstation on a XP host.
This will be my first install and I am new at linux as well.
I have downloaded the .tar and .rpm install files
I would be forever greatful if someone please help.
I'm not sure what you want to do, so...
...I assume you want to install a Linux guest in a VMware Workstation running on Vista!?
You'll find what you need here:
http://pubs.vmware.com/ws6_ace2/ws/ws00_cover.1.1.html#996463 "Creating a New Virtual Machine"
If you try to install VMware Workstation for Linux (the application itself) on Vista this won't work, as you need the VMare Workstation for Windows version.