When you get to the first screen with the VMWare icon saying double-click to install, if double-clicking it creates no further action, you should try the following:
Navigate to your applications folder. It should be in the left nav bar in finder. If not, you can do a Spotlight search for it in the top right hand corner of your OSX menu bar
As curiouskiwi helpfully said, you can change the keyboard settings in VMWare by clicking on 'VMWare Fusion' in the app, then 'Preferences', 'Keyboard and Mouse'. Then click on the drop down box, and choose "Edit Profiles". Click on 'Mac Profile' then the little cog icon and choose 'Make Default Profile'.
This then allows you to use the mac keyboard as ...
I am using the Appliance on Ubuntu 14.04. Initially I tried VMware and ran through lots of trouble, but then I used VirtualBox (which I had previously installed,) and everything worked fine.
After removing VMware (with VirtualBox installed,) I just double clicked the Appliance's OVA file, and it got installed. At the end of the VirtualBox tutorial for Linux ...
Make sure you have VMware tools installed. I think you will find it under VM -> Manage. If it is stippled (greyed out) make sure you have a CD Rom mounted to linux.iso. Something like VM -> Settings->Hardware->add->CD/DVD-> ISO. This article may help.
Powered off which machine? The virtual or the host system?
If you are in the terminal ctrl+c will terminate the current process.
In regards to your problem you could try: http://gerardnico.com/wiki/virtualbox/hard_disk_inaccessible
If this is your primary PC you use for your everyday life, I'm afraid there is not much you can do. The appliance is designed to be as bare minimum as it gets. On the other hand, if this is a machine you can use just for CS50, or some casual web surfing, you can install the appliance's operating system directly to your hard drive, and not through a virtual ...
Make sure you download the VMWare Fusion Professional Edition. I would uninstall your existing VMWare installation and try reinstalling after downloading from here:
I tried the above suggested, but VMware never told me the error specifically. Oracle Virtualbox told me that the .ova file was corrupted, so I re-downloaded that file, and now the appliance works just fine.